You should be overjoyed if you get a new puppy. In the weeks that follow, that joy can turn into frustration. Some owners regret getting a dog every time they have to clean up their messy house. By teaching your dog proper behavior, you can regain the happiness you first felt. In this article we will review some tricks of the trade for training your new best friends.
Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. If they are uncomfortable with the door closed then try to feed them snacks to reassure them that they are okay. At first, only close the gate for a short time, then gradually extend the time as your dog becomes more comfortable. If they get upset, it’s too fast.
Your dog’s diet should be healthy and balanced. Your dog will not benefit from a poor diet. It is damaging to their health as well as making them more prone to bad behaviors. Something as easy as proper nutrition can make a dog more obedient.
You must repeat all new commands. Repetition is key in training your dog. Some estimate that your pet must hear a command as many as 50 times to learn it. Firmly and steadily repeat the command. Remain patient and eventually the command will be learned.
Try not to reinforce bad behavior in your dog by accident. Essentially, you must not give your dog something positive, like attention or a treat, when it behaves in a way you want to classify as negative. This includes things like petting them when they jump on you at the door.
Exercise your dog for at least an hour each day in addition to regular outside potty breaks and training sessions. Your training will be easier and more effective if your dog gets good daily exercise. A dog that’s well exercised is a responsive and content dog.
To prevent your dog from barking, try to desensitize them to the cause of their barking. This can be things like sounds, smells, or proximity to other creatures. Your dog will understand that there is no need to bark in these situations.
A new dog requires teaching proper obedience training right from the beginning. It is far simpler to teach a dog to do something the right way than to break bad habits. If you never feed your dog table scraps, he will not beg for them.
Use various tones of voice when training your dog. Use different tones for orders, praises, warnings and reprimands so your dog can easily distinguish your different reactions. Always be firm when issuing a command. Corrections should be even sharper. Praise should be offered in your natural tone.
Don’t reward or ignore bad behavior because you want to put a stop to it. This method will only result in the dog learning to do what it pleases. For example, this occurs when you give a dog a treat every time it makes loud noises.
With a little work, you can train your puppy to hold off going to the bathroom until it is safely outside. If at home, be sure to spend some time with him and bring him outside every 50 minutes. Praise him when he uses the bathroom outside. When he goes inside, don’t punish him. Your dog knows no better, and your yelling is not going to change things. Let the dog outside roughly 15 minutes following food or drink, and also each time he emerges from the crate.
Training your dog is built upon love, patience, and treats. The tips here will put your dog and you on a path to a rewarding relationship for years in the future. Be consistent and reliable. You won’t be able to train your dog in a few days, but your hard work will eventually pay off!