It has been widely accepted that a well trained dog leads to a better relationship between owner and pet. Well-behaved dogs can be a wonderful addition to your life. Keep reading to build a better pet-owner relationship.
When you are going to be training your dog, it is important that you limit the length of the training sessions. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend training them each session. When the animal appears to lose interest, you will know which duration produces the best results per session.
Consistency is the key to puppy crate training. When he comes out of the crate, you must immediately allow him to relieve himself in an appropriate place. As you continue this training, your pet will begin to wait until he gets to the appropriate location to relieve himself.
Repetition is what causes a dog to learn. It isn’t unusual to have to repeat a trick dozens of times before the dog understands. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
As the dog gets better at training, you can let it have more freedom. The right balance of training, obedience and freedom ensures your dog has an enjoyable life. Don’t give your dog too much free reign though.
You should always say commands in the same tone and volume. The tone should be firm, so your dog understands that you are issuing a command, not a suggestion. It is important that your dog be able to distinguish between a command and a reprimand.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. A schedule is a great way to train a dog how to hold in their needs till they can go out.
Start your canine training with something that will be easy for him to learn. Not only will you achieve gratification due to your success, but your dog will know what acceptable behavior is. In doing so, you will see more consistent and positive results.
Teach your dog no response is needed for the word ‘no’. Find positive and supportive ways to train your furry friend. Saying ‘no’ doesn’t help your dog understand how he should react to you. Because no two dogs are the same, the training you use should work with their needs.
When you discipline your dog, your tone is an important factor. Dogs are very intuitive. An appropriate firm tone can really reinforce a disciplinary message.
Make sure you’re praising your dog so that you enforce positive behavior. Show enthusiasm, smile widely and make sure the dog gets treats after exhibiting the behaviors you want. Negative behavior should never be rewarded because then, your dog will associate this bad thing with a positive reward, which will cause your dog to only continue this bad thing.
Often people are pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly they can train their dog. You can help your dog have greatly improved behavior by following these tips and being open to adjusting your behavior as necessary.