A lot of people want to train their dogs but they think it’s too difficult. This is mainly due to the fact that they aren’t sure how to train their dogs in the first place. It is necessary to have the right knowledge before you begin training your dog, in order to train him properly. In this article, we will present a number of tried-and-true dog training methods.
When you correct your dog verbally, those corrections should be short and focused on the behavior. There’s no point in ranting at your dog. Just tell them no, and redirect them to the task you are asking them to do. Do not scream, but rather use a loud and firm voice so they understand that you are serious.
Unless you offer a distraction or stimulus, your dog will probably focus exclusively on a single thing. With enough training, your dog should be able to pay more attention to your orders.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. Initially, try to get your dog to lay on the floor. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. His nose will follow the treat, naturally making him roll over. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
Let any dog you approach sniff your hand first so he can smell you. That is the first step in getting the dog accustomed to your smell and building trust between you. Dogs are more likely to be friendly and obedient if they recognize you.
Don’t forget to praise good behavior. You can act as though you are super excited and talk to them in a happy tone of voice. Do not reward unwanted behavior.
Never reward bad behavior with the intent of quickly ending a certain behavior. This just teaches the dog what it can do and what power it has over you. For instance, do not give treats to the dog when it barks.
Short training sessions are the best idea. Spend about 15 minutes on a certain task with your dog. Always reward your dog with praise and attention after a training session.
Dogs all exhibit certain behaviors, so make sure you have your house set up to accommodate them. Dogs need an appropriate diet, a place to run out their energy and lots of ways to keep busy.
When training a dog, start with giving them a treat each time they accomplish what you ask. Slowly reduce the number of treats as time progresses and watch as they continue to follow instructions.
These tips will help you train your dogs well. Begin applying the information from this article to train your dog into a well behaved pet.