If puppy training is something new to you, it may be that you could benefit greatly from some tips and tricks. Here are a few tips you can use to get started.
Commands and corrections should be short and straight to the point. It’s not good to rant about how bad your dog is. Firmly say no and redirect them. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
Look out for your dog’s nutrition the same way you would look after your own. A bad diet can cause your dog many problems. Without proper nutrition, your dog’s general health will suffer and there may also be direct effects on behavior. Providing a dog with fresh water and a high protein diet can have an astounding affect on their health and attitude.
It takes many repetitions before a dog learns a new command. You might have to repeat the same exercise up to fifty times before your dog remembers it. Be patient and continue using a command until your dog learns it.
During the dog training process, take care not to inadvertently reinforce bad behavior. Thus, you must not reward the dog if it does something you are working to stop. For example, do not pet your dog gently when they leap on you if you want them to stop the behavior.
Let any dog you approach sniff your hand first so he can smell you. Doing so builds up trust with the dog. As the dog begins to trust you, he will more likely follow your commands.
The daily training sessions with your dog should be fun. You can build a strong bond with dog by playing with the dog, and that in turn causes positive reactions during training. While training can be considered fun, be prepared to spend some time just playing as well.
When training your pet, see to it that you get its attention all the time. Start your commands by calling out his name. Use his name to get his attention then follow up with a command. Usually, dogs quickly respond when you can their name and are aware you want to grab their attention.
The first thing you should do when training a puppy is teach him his name. Always use his name, and expect him to come to you when he is called. These are the preliminary words that your dog need to know. Spend plenty of quality time with them, so that they know that they can trust you. This way, you will find future training to be infinitely easier.
In order to have a great dog, you need to learn control and firmness. But do not yell at your dog constantly: try finding the right balance between being strict when your dog misbehaves and being a loving master the rest of the time. This way you will develop a strong bond with your dog.
As you can now see, training your dog is a must if you want a well-behaved dog. By using the tips listed above, you will be moving forward in the puppy training world.