Do not allow your dog to walk you; be sure that you are in control and that the dog is well-behaved. The following article has some great dog training advice that all dog owners would be wise to follow.
Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Start by having a shorter training session and add a little more time daily. This will give you a good idea of when to put more effort into your training session.
Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. Words like “yes” could be an effective way of communicating to your dog that he has done something you are pleased about.
Firmness is essential for successful dog training. You want to avoid being strict all of the time. You need to find the right mixture of strictness and love. This approach helps to reinforce your relationship with the animal.
“Quiet” is a command you will probably want to teach your dog. As the dog begins barking, display a treat and then repeat your order until the barking ceases. At this time, give the treat to your dog. If you repeat this long enough, your dog will associate the treat and then the order with being quiet.
Use your dog’s name often to get and keep his attention. Early in your dog ownership, you should use your dog’s name several times a day, so he starts to understand that you want his attention. Choose a shorter name that can stand out from other terms.
Not knowing how to properly train your dog can be frustrating to both you and your pooch. However, after reading this article, you can use the information you have gleaned to teach your dog how to be a perfect family member.