Tips That Make Dog Training Easier 3

Tips That Make Dog Training Easier

Dog training can be frustrating for any dog owner, but certain dogs need a lot more attention than others. If you have a problem dog, this article is for you. In this article, we will provide the best tips for training a dog that is seemingly resistant to any training that you attempt.

Stop your dog from jumping on you by not giving him positive attention when he does so. A lot of dogs jump because they are looking for that attention. If you reach out and pet them, even as you chastise their behavior, they will be getting the attention they want and continue the behavior. Instead, use a key word, such as “Oops,” and then leave. Be consistent with this and your dog will soon learn that he will need to keep all four paws on the ground to get your attention.

Start training your dog as soon as possible. Even young puppies respond well to training. Attention spent on proper behaviors at a young age can prevent later problems. For a young puppy, you may need to reduce the amount of time spent in training activities, but the investment in training early pays off as your dog grows.

If you have a dog with separation anxiety, you can train him out of this anxiety by varying your routine. If you act like you’re leaving the house, but then don’t or store your jacket in the car instead of the closet, you can break the cycle of actions, that get the dog hyped up with anxiety to begin with.

To stop a dog from digging in your yard you will need to figure out the cause. Some breeds are just natural diggers, but other dogs dig because they’re bored, lonely or want a cool place to lay down when it’s hot. If you leave your dog in the backyard for hours with little attention, interactive exercise or no cool place to stay out of the sun you may be contributing to the problem.

When your dog is acting like a brat, cut off attention immediately. This is hard to do for some people, and encompasses more than you likely think it does. This includes foregoing nudging the dog away when he is playfully mouthing and even avoiding instructing or even looking at a dog that is demanding attention. Any attention at all may encourage your dog to keep up the bratty behavior! Reward him once he calms down instead.

Just as reinforcement of good behavior when training a dog should be immediate, so too should punishment for bad behavior be immediate. Saying “no” in a harsh voice tells the dog he has acted inappropriately but he only connects the message with the targeted behavior if that message is delivered immediately after that act.

In conclusion, we have provided the many ways that you can attempt to train a dog who has previously proven to be, nearly impervious to training. As long as you follow the steps provided, you should see at least, signs of success. Keep in mind that every dog and every owner, needs to find what works best for them.

Category: Dog Training