Dog training can be very specialized. Some are trained to hunt, work, protect, or just to be more pleasant. Dogs are well known for their ability and desire to please. This characteristic ensures they will make a great companion and pet. The following article will allow you to learn how to properly train your dog.
Establish feeding habits for your dog. He has to know when the food will arrive and it should be on schedule, but he also needs to know when the food will be removed again. This will ensure he eats it all quickly instead of doddling or grazing all day.
Get your dog chew toys to get rid of teething pains. Then, give it something that it is allowed to chew on if it likes. To help your dog cope with painful teething, give him a wet washcloth that has been frozen.
If you have to keep your dogs outside, never tie them up too close to one another. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog’s rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
Repetition is the key to success when teaching a dog a new command. It is not uncommon for it to take between 25 to 50 repetitions of the same command for your dog to learn it. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
As your dog becomes increasingly more responsive to training, you can begin to give him more freedom. The spectrum of freedom and obedience gives your dog the happy life he deserves. Don’t give too much at any one time, of course, or it could take your training back a step.
When training your dog, keep track of time during each session. Devoting strict amounts of time to any particular aspect of training will have your dog feeling distracted and bored. Keep sessions to a minimum at first. Target 10 minute sessions for increased success.
If your dog leaps on you, hold his paws and squeeze them a little so he will know this is not acceptable. It’s uncomfortable, but not painful. It won’t take much time for your dog to associate the unpleasant squeeze with jumping on a person, and he will quickly refrain from doing so.
Training sessions with your dog are best when kept short. Since dogs do not have a long attention span, short lessons will prevent them from getting bored. If you want to train more, make sure to include play breaks for your dog.
Your dog needs to learn what ‘down’ means. It can be very useful during emergencies and also serves as a great foundation for future lessons. “Down” is the perfect command to keep dogs out of danger.
It’s important your dog always has an understanding of right from wrong. Your dog needs consistency from all members in a household. One family member breaking the rules for the dog can lead to your dog feeling confused when he is reprimanded. This will undo all your training!
Each time that you use your dog’s name as a warning or a reprimand, try to use it three to five other times in a positive way. You don’t want to train your dog to be scared to come when called or to think you’re mad every time you use its name.
There are many good reasons to train your dog. Most dogs try to please their owners and this is especially true of dogs that are well-trained. It is hoped that you have gained useful insight into how to train your dog to be the companion that you desire.