If you want to be happy with your dog and you want it to be happy, training is essential. A training your dog routine makes it easier for you and your dog to understand each other’s expectations. Training your dog makes life less stressful as you will be able to leave him alone and know he will behave well with visitors or in public. Even though training a dog is not an easy task, the time you take with it to teach manners, tricks, and how to do things properly will be time that is well spent.
Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. Boredom often befalls an inactive dog, or he may find himself in a “mutt rut” with a dull and listless routine. Dogs that are bored are not easy to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. Go on runs or long walks together.
Make sure your teething puppy has a bunch of chew toys readily available to him, and keep other things he likes to chew on away from him. You should replace the object with a chew toy as soon as this occurs so your dog understands what is okay to chew on. A frozen washcloth is a great way to help your pup ease his teething pain.
It takes many repetitions before a dog is able to learn new commands. It’s very likely to take many repetitions of one command in order for your pup to fully understand it. Just remember to keep trying and be patient. Eventually, your dog will learn.
House training should be built around a regular bathroom schedule. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. This will give you an idea of when to take your puppy out and lessen the chance of accidents.
With the right encouragement, most dogs can learn to roll over pretty quickly. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. Upon seeing him roll over, issue the command. You can then repeat the command to the point where he rolls over without the added incentive of a treat. It will take some work, but keep on trying!
Every relationship has ground rules, and the act of canine training establishes those ground rules with your dog. This makes it less likely that you and your dog will have issues later. You must continue to reinforce what you are teaching your dog. Provide refresher courses when needed and continue to correct bad behavior. Once you finally get this core foundation of training built with the dog, the possibilities become limitless and you can expand into new and complex areas.