Your dog might be hyperactive, shy or even a bit rebellious. Whatever his personality, your furry friend needs guidance to be the best dog he can be. A training routine will establish your roles and make him more likely to obey essential commands. These small steps can help carve the path to a happier, more well-behaved dog in little time.
The way to train a dog is to be consistent with your training. It is important to pick one style of training and stick with it. Consistency in the method of training is just one step. You must also consistently train your dog. Taking breaks in training confuses your dog and training will take longer.
Only give commands you are prepared to follow through with, or the dog will learn that it is all right to ignore you. If you give the command to sit, the dog must sit immediately or you will enforce the command with a finger pushing down on the lower back. Never give a command and allow the dog to choose whether to obey you or not unless you want to let the dog be the one in charge.
TIP! Enforce all of the commands you issue to your dog. Do no issue a command on a whim.
All dogs need daily exercise and it can be an important part of your training efforts. Daily exercise shows your dog that he is a member of the family, as well as letting him know you are a strong leader. Exercise encourages his confidence and provides you with wonderful bonding opportunities.
If you are a member of a large family who is training a dog, it is important that everyone is on the same page. If you are trying to teach your dog not to beg, but your brother is offering him table scraps, then all of your hard work will be for nothing.
If your dog does not seem to be responding to your training, make an appointment with your vet. If your dog is not learning properly, it does not mean they are dumb. Sometimes physical and occasionally mental maladies could cause your dog to not respond properly to training. Your vet may be able to give you some indication to the problem.
TIP! Dogs learn through reinforcement. When your dog does something you approve of and you would like to train them to do that on command, reward them with your voice.
The first step in successful dog training is successful dog owner training. There are proven techniques and methods to dog training. It is important that the owner learns and sticks to one method. Switching methods can confuse an animal. It is important that the owner understands how to train, as lack of authority can also confuse the animal in training.
To teach your dog how to walk on a leash, you should start by getting your dog used to the leash at a young age. Walk around your yard or garden with your dog on a leash at first. Reward your dog if it does not tug on the leash. Use a command such as ‘come’ and tug on the leash at the same time. Your dog should quickly understand that you wish it to follow you.
Your dog will benefit from a training routine he can rely on. Dogs benefit from clear guidance, and like children, do not come with the rules programmed into them. The above steps are a great way to begin establishing a new relationship with your dog. His confidence will grow, and you’ll feel accomplished for reaching your little friend’s goals with him.