Your dog can be taught and trained how to act properly and drop very annoying habits. In cases when these behaviors can’t be completely eliminated, they can be minimized by using these tips. Dogs need proper training to become a welcomed member of the family.
Always give your puppy plenty of toys to chew on to help with teething pain. Otherwise, you might find your shoes becoming chew toys. The right chew toys should be given to the pup immediately. If your puppy seems to be suffering a lot from teething, a frozen washcloth to chew on can give him some relief.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. First, have the dog lay down. Hold a treat between your forefingers near the left side of your dog’s head, and then slowly pass the treat in front of his face and to the opposite side. They’ll follow your treat with their nose which will cause them to roll over. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. This may take time, so don’t become frustrated.
Do not use shock collars. They might not work like they say they do and they cost too much. Plus, using shock collars could discourage your dog in having good behavior. These methods yield negative results.
One of the first commands you need to teach your dog is how to step away from things you do not want him to touch. This little command will save your furniture and possessions from getting chewed up, plus it keeps your dog away from dangerous or unclean items outside.
Be sure to always grab your dog’s attention the same way. Start commands with their name all the time. Get is attention by using its name and make it follow what you want it to do. Usually, dogs quickly respond when you can their name and are aware you want to grab their attention.
Dog training does not have to be a battle between you and your pet. By combining a proper mindset and a good base of knowledge, any dog can become well trained. Dogs can do very well when their owners give them the proper training.