Tips And Tricks For Easier Dog Training

Tips And Tricks For Easier Dog Training

A happy dog is a well trained dog and just choosing to make this happen is a step in the right direction! Too many dogs are left untrained and jump on everyone, chew end tables and bark all night! Your dog will be better off once trained and of course, so will you. So read on for some fabulous ideas on how to make the job of training your dog a little less hectic!

As a dog owner, your body language happens to be one of the most influential training tools available. Show your dog who is in charge by standing up straight and firm. If you crouch down, this invites your dog to play. Even facial expressions can communicate to your dog what kind of mood you’re in. When you make eye contact with your dog this tells him you mean business. Smiling tells your dog you are happy.

While there are dozens of great, professional dog trainers available, if it is at all possible, it is much better for you to train your dog yourself. This is because the dog will then see you as its master and respect you and your orders to a much higher degree.

Reward good behavior. This reinforces your dog’s positive behavior and makes him want to do more so he can have more of the reward. The most common way to do this is with a treat, but it doesn’t have to be. You can reward your dog with praise or playtime too.

Never yell at a barking dog. While a barking dog is sure to raise your frustration level, resist the urge to yell at them. Dogs do not understand that you are yelling at them, and often associate your raised voice as you joining in the fun of barking. If your dog is barking, calmly distract them with a toy or treat, and when the barking stops, give them their prize.

Do not just tell your dog “No”. This does not give him the information that he needs to learn what it is that he is doing wrong at the time you are yelling at him. Give him specifics. If he is jumping up on company, tell him to “No Max, get down!” He will then be able to learn from this experience.

Crate-training is an excellent way to curb bad potty habits. Your puppy or dog will benefit from a sanctuary fitted to his size. Dogs are evolutionarily designed to stay away from where they ‘go’, so a crate uses this fact to your advantage. This also makes it more likely that your dog will hold it until you get home, however, never use the crate as a form of punishment.

Consider the advice you have read in this article very thoroughly and write it down if necessary. A training manual would be a good aid to working with your dog, and this article would make a great beginning for it. Hopefully you have learned a lot and are now prepared to produce a smarter, well behaved dog you will not only be very proud of, but have a lot more fun with!

Category: Dog Training