Every dog needs to be trained at some point to ensure that they behave in ways that are beneficial to themselves and their family. This article can help you train your dog.
Trying to understand how your dog is feeling. It’s easy to get mad if your dog is not doing the basic things you teach it. It might make things easier if you ask yourself what is going on in your dog’s mind. Your training will improve if you view things the way they do.
You should develop a feeding routine with your dog. Feed your dog at the same time everyday and giving your dog fifteen minutes to eat will help your dog remember when it is time to eat. Your dog will soon become accustomed to his feeding schedule and eat quickly.
Buy chew toys so that your puppy can deal with painful teething. Give the dog one of its own chew toys right away. To help your dog cope with painful teething, give him a wet washcloth that has been frozen.
Dogs only have the ability to focus on one thing at a time. If you do it enough times, your dog will wait for your signals instead of focusing on other things.
Maintain brief training sessions. Dogs don’t have long attention spans so keeping training short and concise keeps it from becoming something that they dread. If you want to do anymore training, let the dog have a play break for stretching and relaxing before continuing with their training.
Try to limit the amount of accidents your dog has while toilet training. Pay attention to the cues your dog displays to indicate that he needs to be outside. Common behaviors include snuffling, whining, and pacing around. Do not wait more than a couple of minutes. Head outdoors to the assigned potty spot right away. Make sure you do plenty of praising when he does it right. Over time, he will be able to signal to you his need to relieve himself.
Let your dog get used to triggers that make them bark to reduce the behavior. It may be as simple as a sound or being in close proximity to other animals. Your dog will understand that there is no need to bark in these situations.
Is your dog getting enough nutrition? Like kids, dogs can become inattentive, hyperactive, and bratty when they have an unhealthy diet. Find out what your dog’s breed needs in terms of nutrition and then meet those needs. Your vet should be able to provide advice.
One of the first commands your dog should learn is “down.” This is an important command for your dog to know in social settings. “Down” is the perfect command to keep dogs out of danger.
It’s important that your dog enjoy training and look forward to training sessions. Keep the sessions between 10-15 minutes, as this is about the attention span of most dogs. The dog should be given ample rewards in various forms. You should praise your dog when he or she does a good job. When you make training fun for your dog, it will make listening in general fun for the dog too!
Have some patience when dealing with your dog. Your dog doesn’t understand English, and they’re not a person. An animal cannot grasp your thoughts and can only interpret your tone and nonverbal cues like gestures and facial expressions to some degree. Remain calm and take several breaks if you’re getting frustrated often during the training session.
Dogs that are not trained will lower the quality of your life and your home. With this advice you should be able to get your dog under control.
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