There are many reasons to have a pet dog. Maybe it’s because you couldn’t resist that precious face! Regardless of your situation, you need to teach your dog how to be obedient. A skillful obedience training program can make all the difference. The below article provides some excellent tips for doing so.
Puppy training requires generous rewards that are given correctly. Dog treats must be plentiful and strategically timed. Dogs can get confused if they are rewarded at inappropriate times.
Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. It is just too easy for dogs in such a situation to tangle their leads together, and this can lead to serious injuries for both of them. If the dogs are different sizes, it could be even worse. A small dog could easily choke to death if it were to get too tangled up with a larger breed.
Verbal cues are very important to make sure that your dog is under your command. “yes” is a great bridge word between the dogs positive accomplishment and the reward they receive.
If your dog likes to bark you need to be aware of why they are doing so. First, determine what it is that causes your dog to bark- a knock on the door, someone walking by the car, or other cause. As you begin getting your dog accustomed to these situations, he will be less likely to bark.
You do not want to over-stress your new pup by trying to teach him too much too quickly. A puppy has a short attention span and limited energy to focus, so keep your sessions brief and as positive as possible. If your training sessions stress your puppy, he will grow increasingly less attentive in future sessions.
It is never a good idea to provide a reward for bad behavior when attempting to end a particular negative behavior. This just teaches the dog what it can do and what power it has over you. For instance, giving a dog a treat each time it barks.
Even when he tries your patience, you must consistently show patience and care. Your dog doesn’t understand English and he is not a person. He will pick up on gestures and tones you give off rather than what you are actually saying. Stay calm, step back and take a breather when you become frustrated.
Working on your dog’s recall is essential. Your dog should come back to you regardless of the environment they’re in. Build this important behavior in parts, in order for your dog to learn to obey regardless of distractions. Recall could save your pet’s life, so be sure not to skip this type of training although it may be challenging and time-consuming.
So it is time for you now to begin training your dog. Hopefully now the idea of training your dog seems a lot more doable. Few things are more gratifying than a healthy relationship with your trained pet. It takes a lot of time and patience with consistency being the key element. But, remember, it will be very worth it; your pup will grow into the perfect companion. Always be on the lookout for opportunities to put these great tips into action.