Many dogs are placed in shelters since they didn’t behave the way their owners wanted. Often, this can be avoided. A trained dog will be a healthy and happy member of your family. As long as you are willing to put the time in, training your dog can be an easy and fun process.
Make sure you feed your dog healthy food. Eating a poor diet will negatively affect your dog in many ways. It is damaging to their health as well as making them more prone to bad behaviors. Simply enhancing a dog’s diet can make a big difference in its receptiveness to training.
If you have a focal point for your dog to pay attention to, he will ignore all other distractions he would normally be tempted to watch. After you repeat these cues enough, your dog will learn to focus on you, primarily, as he or she waits for signals.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. Say the command, “roll over” when he rolls over. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
When training your dog make sure you always get his attention in the same manner. Start each command by calling the dog’s name. This will get his attention, and then you can tell him what to do. Dogs quickly recognize their name which allows you to get their attention.
Challenging though it may be, you can have a dog who is obedient, loving and healthy. Training your pet, offering him plenty of love and attention, and being mindful of your dog’s needs are key. With the suggestions presented here, you’ll be ready to make a dog into a beloved family member and a life-long companion.