Raising a dog can bring you a lot of joy and love into your life. It can be tough work when you bring home a puppy. This new puppy has to be trained! Before long, you will be able to enjoy a well-trained dog by applying these tips.
If you have to give your dog a verbal correction, be sure that they are sharp, to the point, and short. Avoid launching a lengthy tirade against your pet and his naughty behavior. Simply say no and direct them to what you want them to do instead. Be sure your command tone of voice gets their attention and shows that you’re serious.
You must repeat all new commands. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Keep trying, your dog will pick it up.
The first thing your dog must learn is who the boss is. Otherwise, the dog will think that he is in charge and will not respond to your training tactics. When you walk with your dog, be sure to keep him at heel since you are the leader.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. The first step is to teach your dog to lay. Hold a treat between your forefingers near the left side of your dog’s head, and then slowly pass the treat in front of his face and to the opposite side. He will follow the treat by rolling over. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. This may take time, so don’t become frustrated.
The best way to train a dog is by using positive reinforcement. Praise your dog when he deserves it, and give him treats to show that you are pleased. Never punish your dog with words or your hands. These tactics backfire and just make your dog believe you are incompetent. Be positive, firm and consistent to get great results while you train your dog.
Now that you’ve got a good idea on how to train your dog, you need to put the advice given into action. You need to have a lot of patience and give your dog a treat if they do well. The tips mentioned will take some time to master, but eventually you will get there.