The Dos And Donts Of Proper Dog Training

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Proper Dog Training

Training your dog is not a quick process, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. Any dog can be trained, and any dog owner can learn to train their dog. Follow the advice in this article for some ways to make the process easier, faster, and more effective.

In order to properly train your dog you must understand how your actions affect your dog. Self awareness is vital if you want to ensure success with training your dog. If you do not understand how your actions affect others, there is no way you can have success with training your dog.

Make sure that your training efforts are well suited for your dog, and that your rewards are appropriate for it’s size and personality. If you have a small dog that is timid, rough play might very well be more intimidating than exciting for him!

Stay calm. Your dog gets his cues from you, and when you start acting agitated and upset, his actions will be sure to follow. Dogs can sense when you are uncomfortable. If you act calm and in control, you convey a disposition to your dog that allows him to relax as well.

In order to ensure success with training your dog, you must have excellent self-control over your actions. If you do not have control over yourself, then there is no way you can effectively have control over another life. Therefore, if you have poor self-control then you should not attempt to train a dog.

Dogs need attention. This can be either positive or negative attention. They will learn rather quickly what it is that gets your attention. Sometimes they won’t care if you are giving positive or negative attention. Continue to reward your dog for good behavior with positive attention and do not give attention for any behavior you do not want. This will help to see the behaviors you want out of your dog.

Introducing your dog to other pets that already live in the home should be accomplished slowly and patiently. Start by allowing the animals to sniff each other through closed doors. After a few view days, allow gradual interaction with close supervision. By preventing fast, traumatic introductions, your pets will live together more peacefully.

Avoid using food and treats to train your dog beyond the puppy stage. Once you teach your dog to expect food for performing any task, they will refuse to do even the most basic commands without a food reward. Praising your dog warmly with words, cuddles and special playtime will get you a dog that listens without you worrying whether or not you have a treat in your pocket.

If you are tired of finding that your new pair of shoes has become a chewed up drool-covered dog toy, it is probably time to invest in chew toys. Chew toys are a great way for dogs to fulfill their urge to chew, while not ruining your things. For an even more enticing chew toy, buy one that you fill with peanut butter or treats, which will make him more likely to choose the toy over your shoes.

No matter what you do, dog training can be a difficult process. Many dogs are easier to train than others, but all dogs will respond to the same basic techniques. Having read this article, you will now be more prepared to start off making your dog a better canine citizen.