Help Your Dog Become Happy And Obedient
When you choose a dog from an animal rescue, its behavior may be quite a bit more subdued at the shelter than it will be once it settles into your home. You can do just a little training, and you will see that your dog will be a better dog in no time.
Generous rewards are a key part of training. You should immediately reward your dog when they follow your command. If you don’t do it at the correct time, the dog may become confused about the reward.
When trying to train your dog, avoid accidentally reinforcing negative behaviors. Don’t give praise or treats to your dog if it does something wrong. If the dog jumps at you, don’t rub it’s head.
Shock collars are not a good idea. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. Additionally, the use of devices such as shock collars can break your dog’s spirit and ruin him as an enjoyable family pet. This kind of approach often ends in disaster.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. This will let him know you are serious and he needs to listen. Doing this also ensures that your dog will know the difference between your “you’re in trouble” voice and your “do as I say” voice.
Among the first commands that you should teach your puppy is the command “leave it,” which tells the puppy to drop whatever he has in his mouth and back away from it. This basic command is extremely helpful when your dog is chewing on something he shouldn’t and also helps to keep him away from dangerous items.
Have a blast during each training session with your dog. The two of you playing together will help build a strong bond, and that will encourage your dog to positively respond to the training. Although training itself is fun, it is good to spend time each day just playing with your dog because you can.
Patience and dogs go hand-in-hand. Remember that your dog thinks differently than you and they do not speak our language. Physical gestures and tone are the only ways he will know what you are trying to communicate. Maintain a sense of calm, and take a break if your frustration level rises during training.
Give challenges to your dog regularly. Make sure your dog knows what he is doing by testing him!
Pay attention to what makes your dog bark. When you know what the triggers are, you can fix the problem. If you notice that your dog barks even after visitors have arrived and settled in at your home, ask a friend to help you with this behavior.
The majority of pet owners are pleasantly surprised to find out that training their dog to learn basic commands is a process that takes only a short amount of time each day and fits smoothly into their lifestyle. Moreover, they are often astonished at how quickly their dog begins to respond to the commands. So if the relationship with your dog is not as good as it should be, try a few of these suggestions.