Every dog needs to be trained in the right way to behave, and deterred from bad behavior. This guide contains helpful tips on how to effectively train your dog.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog’s training routine. Dogs get bored just as easily as children. Dogs with no enthusiasm will be harder to train than active dogs. Your dog needs proper exercise to function to his highest potential. You and your dog can run or walk together daily.
You will have to repeat commands several times before your dog learns it. Repetition is key in training your dog. Some estimate that your pet must hear a command as many as 50 times to learn it. Continue trying the same command and be patient, your dog will get it.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. First, have the dog lay down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog’s head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog’s other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Put your frustration aside and he’ll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
Using a different tone of voice for different purposes is a great teaching tool for training your dog. Use different tones for orders, praises, warnings and reprimands so your dog can easily distinguish your different reactions. Be firm at all times, but vary your tone depending on what you are trying to get the dog to do.
Do not give your dog too many treats; you could make him gain some weight when you offer an excessive number as rewards. These treats are often ignored when considering calories, and yet they have an impact on the diet and health of your pet.
Dogs without training will not only demolish your favorite possessions, but your sanity as well. If you use the advice in this article, you will be ready to teach your dog that skills will help the owner-pet relationship.