Canine training is vital to your happiness, and the dog’s as well. If your dog is trained well, then you should both know what is to be expected of the other. With a dog who has been trained, you can be confident about leaving him at home without supervision, having guests in your home and taking him along with you in public places. It will not always be easy to train your dog. It takes a lot of time and effort to properly train a dog.
Rewards are essential to effective training. Knowing when to give him a treat, and how much, is paramount. This is because a dog does not always understand what it is being rewarded for if they do not receive their treat at the right time.
Ensure your dogs are active and getting a lot of exercises. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. Dogs with no enthusiasm will be harder to train than active dogs. Your dog is going to be a lot more attentive when it has received enough exercise. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. This will give you the opportunity to understand when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. This schedule also teaches dogs what it means to “hold it”.
When training your dog, keep track of time during each session. Dogs can only handle a short amount of training at a time, so don’t overdo it. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
Your daily schedule should consist of regular potty breaks, regular training sessions and an hour of good exercise. Making sure your dog has enough exercise makes training sessions more effective and encourages regular good behavior from your dog. When your dog is exercised, he is also happy.
Dog training means consistency. Use his or her name when giving a command. Once you call his name and have his attention, begin getting him to do what you would like. Dogs will hear there name and pay attention.
Your dog needs to be trained throughout his entire life to ensure excellent behavior. Training does not stop when your dog leaves his puppy stage. If you reinforce desired behaviors, you will ensure your dog’s continued obedience, and by continuing to discipline your dog, you will prevent negative behaviors from appearing.
Dog training establishes the rules of a dog/owner relationship and once the rules have been set down, both you and your dog will have a much more enjoyable relationship. Keep up with the things your dog has been taught during training. Make your dog stay sharp on what he has learned, and pay attention to stop relapses in your dog’s behavior. When your dog has learned everything that is basic, you can try more advanced things.