There are lots of tips that can help prepare a dog to go to a show. In this article, we will review the steps necessary to train a dog.
Good behavior means rewards! If your pet successfully completes a task, then reward him only if he/she is calm. This will help to excite your dog and leave you in complete control. Set a good example by rewarding them calmly.
Ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and stimulation. Dogs can become bored easily. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. You and your dog can run or walk together daily.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. When he comes out of the crate, you must immediately allow him to relieve himself in an appropriate place. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.
It takes many repetitions before a dog is able to learn new commands. It can take as many as 50 repetitions of one command before your dog learns it. Keep working patiently on the command- he’ll get it with time.
Make sure training periods are short in duration. Dogs can’t pay attention for a long time, so keep sessions short and dynamic. If you want to continue, then give dogs a quick free play break.
Always be aware of your tone of voice when you have to discipline your dog. Your dog is sensitive to the tone of your voice and can sense your feelings based on it. If you want to correct bad behavior, try a disapproving tone with your dog.
When training a dog it is important to teach him good habits from the start. Bad habits are hard to break, so start training your dog early. If you don’t want your dog to be constantly begging for food when you are at the table, don’t feed it food scraps in the first place.
Whenever you go for walk with your dog, keep your eyes peeled for other dogs. It’s not always the owner that is responsible for a dog being aggressive. If you notice an aggressive or antisocial dog, keep your dog away from it.
You should remember that you are essentially helping your dog shape his personality. If you send your dog the wrong message with teasing or roughhousing, he may have problems interpreting your actions and acting accordingly. Focus more on encouraging desirable and appropriate behaviors at all times.
Make training as fun as you can for your dog. Keep training sessions to more than 10 to 15 minutes to stay within your dogs’ attention span. Reward your dog generously, when warranted. Make sure to praise your dog when he does something right. When you make training fun for your dog, it will make listening in general fun for the dog too!
Your dog can only be as successful and you are dedicated in training them. The tips written in this guide will help you train your dog in a variety of aspects. While different dogs will respond better to different training methods, these should get you off to a good start.