Taking on the task of training a puppy is a huge job. However, dog obedience training is crucial for the safety of your pet, your home, your property and other people. You must employ positive methods when training your dog. When training your dog, you need to be both patient and consistent. Set aside time each day to spend training your pet, usually 20 to 30 minutes in length is best, because that is the amount of time that they are most receptive. Any longer than a half and hour and they will lose interest, because dogs do not have very long attention spans.
Always reward good, calm behavior. Give your dog a treat after they properly respond to your commands, but only if they are nice and calm. You might be happy about the progress your dog has made but you need to quell your excitment. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.
Ensure that your dog gets enough activity. Dogs can easily get bored. A dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. If you have a happy, exercised dog, they will listen better. Lead your dog on the path to fitness by walking or jogging every day.
Your dog should always give you its attention when asked. Your dog can learn to focus less and less, except for your commands, by using repetition.
When attempting to house train your pup, keep in mind that whatever goes in, must go out. To keep your pet regular, feed him quality food a couple of times daily at the same hour. You can then schedule your walks at the right times to prevent unwanted accidents.
Keep these tips in mind to have a happier dog. The result is that you will have a safer home, property and guests. These tips will make all aspects of training your dog a little faster and more beginner-friendly, particularly when they are applied patiently and consistently.