Everyone needs to train their dog, whether it is to teach them new things or to get rid of their bad habits. The following article will give you some helpful information on canine training.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. 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. Say “roll over” as he performs the action so that he’ll learn the command. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. Having a regular schedule will help your dog know that a potty break will be coming, and he will hold learn to hold his bathroom urges until that time.
If your dog wants to jump you should squeeze their paws when they do so, they will know that they shouldn’t do that. This will not hurt him, but it is quite uncomfortable. They will quickly learn to avoid doing it in order to avoid the sensation.
When you’re training your dog, it is important that you understand primary reinforcement. Primary reinforcement makes use of something that is already inherent for a dog to love getting as a reward when they behave. You can use dog treats or a bunch of love to reward your pet. This teaches your dog something that they desire.
A spray bottle filled with water can be an invaluable training tool when your dog engages in bad behavior like barking, biting or chewing. This helps show him that you will not tolerate certain behaviors. Your dog will learn to associate these behaviors with the water and will stop doing them.
Don’t ever reward destructive or bad behavior. When this happens, you are teaching your dog that he is boss. An example of this would be to give the dog treats every time it barks.
As with most things, and this goes with puppy training as well, don’t ever give up. Frequent reinforcement is the only way to help your pet maintain new behaviors and actions. Taking care of your dog must include instituting a training plan, as well as meeting his food and shelter needs.
An untrained dog can be a disaster for your home. If you apply these tips, you should be well prepared to train your dog efficiently.