Who doesn’t enjoy the joy and company a dog can provide? It can be tough work when you bring home a puppy. This new puppy has to be trained! Follow the tips presented here in a consistent manner to train your dog quickly and well.
Make sure that your dog stays awake and active. Dogs can get bored very easily. A bored dog is very difficult to train. Your dog will pay better attention to commands, as well as play with you more, when he has been exercised properly. Get out for some long walks and runs with your dog.
Always buy a crate that is the correct size for your dog so you can train them well. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Be sure to select a crate that allows your dog to have ample room as it grows. Your dog should have ample space to turn around inside the crate, as well as lay comfortably.
When training your dogs, always use the same tone of voice and volume level when you give a command. Your dog will learn to recognize your tone and know they should obey. It can also help the dog realize the distinction between disciplinary tones and other types of commands.
One command that should be taught early to a puppy is “leave it.” This teaches them to drop something and step way from it. This command teaches them to cease chewing on furniture or items around the house and it keeps them safe from filthy or hazardous items outside.
Keep your sessions short to accommodate a short attention span. Your dog is going to get bored doing the same thing over and over. Do not spend more than 10 minutes on each session.
You indicate that jumping up is an unacceptable behavior by grabbing the dogs paws, squeezing gently and guiding them back down to the ground. This will not hurt your dog if done lightly, but it will impart the information that jumping up is not appropriate. It won’t take long for your dog to associate the unpleasant sensation with the act of jumping up, and he will quickly stop doing so.
Call for your dog the same way every time. Start all commands with the dog’s name. This will get his attention, and then you can tell him what to do. Dogs that are properly trained will respond when their name is said.
Use positive reinforcement when training your dog. Use a happy tone when you are rewarding your dog; pet him a lot, and give him a little treat once in a while. Don’t yell and/or hit your dog. This is ineffective and will just convince your dog that you don’t know what you are doing. Stick to the plan and maintain a positive attitude for great results.
Avoid accidents when toilet training your puppy. Watch your dog and recognize the signs that he is ready for a trip outdoors. Constant whining, sniffing, and pacing around the house are all very common signs. When you notice this, do not delay. Get out the leash and head for their designated potty area. Good toilet behavior is worthy of praise. Do this consistently and he will always let you know when he needs to go outside.
Now that you understand how to deal with your puppy, the time has come to apply the above tips. Stay patient and encourage your puppy to do the correct things. It takes time, but it’s worth the endeavor.