Trainers always experience a better relationship with their dog than an untrained dog. A dog who is successfully trained will bring a lot of happiness to you and your home. To foster an even better friendship with your pet, keep reading.
When house training a dog, keep in mind that whatever they take in, they must eventually eliminate. Feed your pooch several times daily at the same hour. By using a feeding schedule, you will now lessen the chances of an accident.
It’s important to avoid inadvertently encouraging inappropriate behavior if you want your dog to learn. Do not pay attention to your dog or pet it if he does something you are not happy about. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.
As you begin training your dog, create a verbal cue that allows your pet to understand the exact moment that they correctly complete your command. “Yes” works very well when said the same way time and time again.
With the right encouragement, most dogs can learn to roll over pretty quickly. First, place your dog in the “down” position. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. As the dog uses his nose to track the morsel, he will simultaneously roll his entire body over. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. Put your frustration aside and he’ll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
Once your pet is able to progress through training sessions, you’ll be able to loosen the reins somewhat. The balance between freedom and obedience can give dogs a great life. Just be careful that you do not allow too much freedom, too quickly, as this can quickly derail your hard work and training.
If you want to be successful in house training an animal, make sure that you stick to a strict schedule for feeding times and elimination times. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. A regular schedule will also give your dog a chance to learn how to exercise self-control, as he will know that a trip outside is eminent.
When your pet jumps on you, squeeze its paws lightly. This will make it know jumping is not something that you want it to do. The dog will not experience pain, but just a brief discomfort. Eventually, they’ll quit jumping on other people because they’ll start associating jumping with this pinching.
Understand that getting your dog to respond during the times that you tell him or her ‘no’ is not helpful. If you are training a pet, find a positive way to reward them. The word ‘no’ itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Not only is each situation different, every breed of dog is also different. Therefore, you should adjust your training based off your dog’s breed and the specific situation at hand.
It might surprise many people to find that the difficulties and stress of training a dog, are not as severe as they believe. You can improve your dog’s behavior by changing your own and applying a few simple techniques.