Your dog can be taught and trained how to act properly and drop very annoying habits. This article provides information on correcting actions of dogs using proper training techniques. Any pet can be an ideal one if trained properly.
If you house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that goes in is eventually coming back out. To have your dog on a consistent bathroom schedule, have him or her eating quality food about two or three times every day, at the exact same time. Doing so allows you to gain a clearer picture of when your puppy might need to relieve himself outdoors.
Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. This will help you better understand when your dog needs to go outside, so he doesn’t go on the carpet and ruin it. When a dog has a schedule, they also learn the valuable skill of “holding it” until you take him for his next scheduled trip outside.
Use the dog’s name often when training to ensure that you have their attention. Use it constantly in the first few weeks that you have your dog: your puppy should associate this sound with paying attention to you. Give your dog a relatively short name, preferably one that isn’t likely to be confused with other words. Also think of a word you can use as a command during training. “Yes” is the perfect word to show dogs approval before giving a treat.
Dogs have natural destructive behavior, so provide outlets for them to exercise their natural behaviors. Dogs need to eat well, a spacious run, and lots of toys and interesting things to occupy their time. Challenge your dog often. Give him a quiz where he has to perform all of his tricks, even if you know for a fact he does.
Do not allow your dog to pull you around when on a walk. Many dog owners complain about this behavior; yet, it is easy to correct. Go to the pet store in your town and get a harness so that you can walk with greater ease.
Don’t send mixed signals to your dog when he misbehaves. If you show amusement to your pet when he is doing something that he should not do, he will probably repeat that behavior again. This is sure to hinder your training and cause great frustration. Even if your dog does something hilarious, be consistently stern in your corrections of misbehavior. Scold your puppy for chewing your belongings right away. This will help your puppy to learn what things he is allowed to chew and what he is not. He will then be less likely to chew on your belongings and instead will turn to his toys when he wants to chew.
Many people find that a homemade rattle makes a very effective training tool. Place a few pennies into a soda can (empty please), and seal it up. Shake the can whenever you catch the dog doing something wrong. The distraction alone is usually enough to stop your dog. After this happens multiple times, the dog will understand that his behavior was the problem. Be sure to shake the can only once, Doing it multiple times could desensitize your dog.
It is important to use a wide spectrum of treats when training your dog. These treats should be easily distinguishable from the common biscuit variety you may give your dog on a regular basis as special achievements in training merit special edibles in reward.
Make sure to get your dog neutered or spayed at six months old. After the dog is neutered or spayed, you should begin obedience classes with your dog. Spaying or neutering your dog will make a more enjoyable pet and also a better student. Your dog will be healthier, more content with his home life and may even live longer.
It is important for dog owners to realize that training no longer has to be a battle. Proper knowledge and consistent follow through is the key to successful training. Some dogs may require a little more time or possibly a different training technique; however, successful dog training requires patience from the owner.