Many dogs end up in shelters because they don’t turn out the way their owners hoped they would, with proper training this situation can be avoided. A well-behaved dog will be a healthy and happy member of your family.
When you do give your dog correction verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Do not go on and on about how bad behavior. Just say “no” and show them the behavior you expect.
Try not to reinforce bad behaviors from your dog by accident.This means don’t give your dog with attention or treats or attention for something he should not be doing. For instance, do not pet your dog gently when they leap on you if you want them to stop the behavior.
A lot of times owners will train their dogs once and not conduct any refreshers.
This lets the dog that you mean business and that they need to obey. It also help the dog to understand the distinction between a sharp tone for discipline and other types of commands.
You need to train the dog how to properly walk when on a leash. This will assure that the two of you are both safe when you are out on walks.
Limit the duration of your training sessions. Spending too long on training exercises will start to bore your dog and waste your efforts. Keep the lessons to 10 minutes or so.
Make training your dog fun. Taking some time to have fun with your dog makes your dog like you more, and your dog will be more likely to respond well to training. Training is fun for the dog, but you should also set aside time that is just for play.
Exercise your dog at least an hour everyday in addition to its regular outside potty breaks and training sessions. A dog who has received plenty of exercise is happier and content dog.
Primary reinforcement is the method commonly used to train a dog. This method involves giving your dog loves as rewards. You can use dog treats or a nice belly rub as primary reinforcements. This lets your dog know how to obtain something it is interested in having.
Use your dog’s name often when training to ensure that you can to make sure it pays attention. Use the name often, so he pays attention to you when he hears the name. Choose a short name that is easily recognizable from other words your puppy may hear throughout the day.
Puppies can only handle small amounts of training, keep it brief and positive. If you do too much the puppy will just forget what you have taught him, the puppy will probably not remember much except that it was an unpleasant experience, making it that much harder for you the next time you attempt the training.
If agility is an important quality in your next pet, find a breed that is naturally this way. Most dogs can learn agility and join competitions, but border collies, sheepdogs and Australian shepherds.
As this article has already mentioned, it is not impossible to have a dog that is well-adjusted, happy and healthy. All that your dog needs is good training, the right amount of attention, and plenty of support and love from you. Follow the advice here and it will help your dog become a family member.