Dogs can be trained to stop exhibiting most of the typical unpleasant behaviors associated with dogs such as barking and growling. If you have not trained these traits out of your dog, use these tips to correct this behavior. The proper training can turn any dog into an ideal companion.
Specific feeding habits should be established with your dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to. Your dog will eat their food in the time that you have alloted.
When house training your dog, keep in mind that whatever you feed him must come out. Feed your pooch several times daily at the same hour. 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.
Try not to reinforce bad behavior in your dog by accident. Thus, you must not reward the dog if it does something you are working to stop. For instance, don’t pat your dog on the head if it’s jumping up on you.
Do not allow your pet to become complacent in his training. Establish a clear set of rules and stick with it at all times. Do not believe that just because you dog has graduated from obedience school that training is complete. You can encourage your dog to adopt good habits. For this reason, you need to reinforce what your dog has learned in training or better still, teach him a new trick every now and then.
It is not difficult to teach a dog how to roll over, and having some treats on hand makes it easier. First, have your pet to lay down. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. He should then roll over while following the treat. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
Training a dog is easier than you might have previously realized. It should be understood that the dog owner will also go through a sort of training. It is not up to just the trainer to transform a dog’s behavior; training must follow the pet home. A dog will become an even better pet thanks to the owner’s patience and training.