The Novices Guide To Dog Training 2

The Novices Guide To Dog Training

At some point in most of our lives we have owned a dog, and boy is it a rewarding experience. This is especially true when you have a well-trained obedient dog. Nothing says love like getting pounced on the second you walk into the door. Hopefully this article can help you to have a loving and obedient dog.

When training your dog, take some time to think about how your dog sees the world. Learning to see the world from your dog’s perspective helps you understand your dog better so you can train more effectively. Getting in your dog’s head may seem like hocus pocus, but it really helps you train more effectively.

Reward good behavior during training with control. If your dog follows a training command properly then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.

Never punish positive behavior. If your dog successfully goes to the bathroom outside, and then you leave him, it is as if you are punishing him after he has achieved the results that you desire. Instead, reward him by playing ball with him for a while or rubbing his belly.

When training your dog, it is important to always be consistent. Being consistent applies to the words you use for the commands you are looking for the dog to obey, to the tone you use with the words, and to the rewards you are providing for the dog if they successfully complete the command you are teaching them.

Be sure to take the time to teach your dog his name from the start. You are going to use his name in all of your future training. Use his name when you feed him, calling him for walks and for play time. Be sure to use his name at least twenty times a day and never punish him for coming when you say his name.

It is important to keep your dog training sessions short, it is better to have three ten minute sessions than one thirty minute session. Your dog is not a human and they will tend to lose interest quickly, by making sessions shorter you will make more progress in your training efforts.

Crate-training is excellent for dogs with separation anxiety. Crates effectively become safe spaces for nervous dogs. Blankets or dirty laundry that smells like their favorite people can be helpful during the crate-training process. Anxious dogs are also likely to be destructive when their owners are not home. A crate keeps anxious dogs out of harm’s way.

Never punish your puppy for bad behavior. A puppy doesn’t know when it’s behaving badly – it’s up to you to let it know. But never use punishment, as this can cause the puppy to become fearful and resentful of you. Instead, firmly tell your puppy when they have misbehaved, and only react strongly to positive actions by giving a lot of praise or maybe a small treat for good behavior.

When your dog is trained properly, your experience of dog ownership is so much more enjoyable. This article hopefully took you from dog novice, to dog expert. Consistently apply these hints, and you will see a difference in your dog’s behavior.