Bringing a new puppy home is a joyful experience. Shortly thereafter, that enjoyment sometimes turns to irritation and possibly even regret. Many times new pet owners wonder what they have gotten themselves into. You will be able to find happiness in being a pet owner once again. The following article will offer many tips to aid you in training your dog.
Rewarding your dog properly and generously is important when it comes to training them. If you give your dog some treats at the proper time, they will respond to training. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Reward good behavior during training with control. If your pet successfully completes a task, then reward him only if he/she is calm. Although you are certainly excited about your dog’s accomplishment, showcasing lots of excitement on your end can cause your dog to become too excited, which causes you to lose control. You should stay calm and then give the reward.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. First, have the dog lay down. Then hold one treat near his head and near the floor. Pull the treat over the dog until your hand is on the other side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. It may take a while to get to this point, but you will be pleased if you stick with it. It’s an impressive trick.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. Maintaining the same tone lets your dog know that you are serious and they should obey your commands. It also helps the dog to understand the difference between a sharp tone for discipline and a sharp but non-punishing command.
You need to be very consistent when training your dog. If more than one family member is taking part in training the pet, be sure that each person utilizes the same commands as well as a similar discipline and reward system. Your pet will have a better time at learning once it knows what response to expect from his behavior.
For enforcing proper behavior when canine training, keep in mind your dog must be praised. Talk in a positive voice, smile and offer your dog some treats when it does something right. Don’t reward any bad behavior or it will be reinforced.
Training your dog requires you to be loving, firm, and patient. The ideas above are sure to pave the way toward a lasting, rewarding friendship between you and your pet. It takes time, but consistency and patience will see you through to a positive end.