Dogs can be like family and you want to find positive ways to train them. You will enjoy the time you spend with your pet while training them using the tips in this article. Education is the key to success and educating yourself on how to train your pooch is the first step to take.
A dog needs a healthy diet as much as a dog owner does. Eating a poor diet will negatively affect your dog in many ways. It can negatively impact a dog’s health and disposition. A proper diet can affect how well they react to training.
Repetition is what causes a dog to learn. It is said that a human only masters something when they do it 10,000 times, and dogs are no different, although it should take much less repetitions than that! Use the command over and over again until the dog gets the hint.
Learning how to show authority is the foundation of all canine training. Your dog will neither obey nor respect you if he believes he is the leader of your household. Demonstrate your position of authority to your dog by leading the way whenever the two of you are walking.
Do not allow your pet to become complacent in his training. Establish a clear set of rules and stick with it at all times. Some dog owners make the mistake of thinking that once training has ended, no further action is required. Some dogs will revert back to negative behaviors if the training does not continue. This is why on-going training is important.
It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. His nose will follow the treat, naturally making him roll over. Say the command, “roll over” when he rolls over. It will take some work, but keep on trying!
Try a phrase that you will stick with to train your puppy when you are house breaking him or her. When you take your puppy outside, say “go potty” to them so they will eventually associate the phrase with going to the bathroom outside.
When training your dog, remember to be patient. This ensures that you both do not get frustrated. Your dog wants to make you happy, but sometimes it just does not understand you.
You need to give your dog some exercise every day. Making sure your dog has enough exercise makes training sessions more effective and encourages regular good behavior from your dog. An exercised dog is a happy and responsive dog.
You are now ready to begin training your pooch. These tips will turn you into a more attentive and happier dog owner. To be a good trainer, you need to listen to and understand your dog. The advice above will help.