When you first get a dog, all you should feel is joy. In the weeks that follow, that joy can turn into frustration. You may be exasperated as you are picking up after another mess your dog made. Bring back that early enjoyment by teaching a dog how they need to behave. This article will give you some great puppy training tips.
You must repeat all new commands. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Keep trying the same commands until your dog remembers it for good.
The first rule to remember when you begin to house train your puppy is that what you feed them will eventually come out the other end. Feed your dog a high-quality diet three times a day. By scheduling your feedings, you will be able to determine when you should take your dog out. This can greatly reduce the number of accidents.
You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. They’ll follow your treat with their nose which will cause them to roll over. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!
Avoid training devices which are high end such as shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. In addition, shock collars and some similar items can actually discourage your dog from practicing good behavior. These tools often do more harm than good.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. The dog will know you’re telling them what to do that way. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
Training lessons should be kept short. By keeping the sessions short you will be able to hold your dog’s attention. If you want to engage in additional training, allow the dog to have a break in order to get some exercise.
In order to train your dog, you’ll need love, patience and plenty of treats. Using the above advice will have you and your dog loving one another for many years. Although successful training will not happen overnight, it will happen over time.