Many people would like to train their own dogs but think it is too hard. This is do to them not knowing how to train a dog. In order to train a dog, you must be knowledgeable about different training techniques that exist. Keep reading to learn some basic principles of training your dog.
If you are working on crate training your indoor puppy or dog, you can always try a few tricks. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. After they have entered the crate, be sure to give them praise so they understand that they have done a good thing.
Timing is important when you’re training your dog. You desire to spend time in training them, but you also do not want to go overboard. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend training them each session. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.
Your dog may not learn a command right away. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command. Just remember to keep trying and be patient. Eventually, your dog will learn.
Decide on a single phrase that you can say when house training your puppy, and stick with it every time. For example, you could use the phrase, “go potty” when you take them outside to help them remember what to do when you go outside and say the command.
It is important to get your dog trained to walk nicely on his leash. This is important for the safety of your pet, and it is also beneficial for you as well.
Always call your dog’s attention by doing the same thing. For example, state your dog’s name before giving a command. Secure the dog’s attention and then state what you wish him to do. Usually, dogs quickly respond when you can their name and are aware you want to grab their attention.
Make sure your dog understand he does not need to respond to the word “no”. It’s important to discover positive methods of reinforcing your dog’s training. When you say “no”, your dog does not understand how to react. Each situation should be treated individually, and tailored to each dog.
Always be aware of your tone of voice when you have to discipline your dog. Dogs can be very perceptive and can pick up cues from their owners about how the owner is feeling. It is okay to be stern when disciplining your dog.
Hopefully with this knowledge, you will be more confident in training your dog. Keep learning all you can to ensure your dog gets the training he needs to be successful.