Training your dog can be very specialized. Dogs can be trained for pleasure, hunting, work, or protection. No doubt, dogs are known for their desire to please. This is exactly what makes dogs one of the greatest pets to own. Use the following tips to get the most out of your dog training efforts with your pet.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. It is also important to have good volume to your commands so that your dog understands that you are serious.
Rewards are essential to effective training. Treats are great to give your dog when he does something good, but timing is very important when doing so. Dogs will not understand why you are rewarding them if you wait too long to do it.
You should pick a phrase to say to your puppy while he is being house trained. Tell the dog a phrase, like “go potty!”, whenever you go outside to help your dog keep the goal of going outside in mind.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. Your dog needs to understand that there is a difference between the tone you use to discipline your dog from the tone you use to give an order.
Have a treat prepared for rewarding your dog when they follow a command properly. After all, the point of rewarding him is to show him that he is following good behavior. This is the proper way to make sure the dog knows the difference between good behavior and bad.
Pay attention to how much time you spend training in one session. Spending too long on training exercises will start to bore the dog. Try to keep the initial sessions limited to about 10 minutes.
If your dog likes to bark you need to be aware of why they are doing so. Triggers can include strangers, loud sounds or new places. This will help your dog understand that barking is unnecessary.
As was previously mentioned, there are many reasons for training a dog. Dogs are known as “pleasers”, which makes a well-trained dog a joy to be around. The tips supplied to you here can enable a trouble-free experience in training your cherished pet.