A lot of people opt out to adopt a pet without thinking through it first. Dog ownership requires real commitment and dedication. You have to train them well so they don’t cause any trouble. If you got yourself a dog in need of training, the article below can be very useful.
Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Be firm and get them to do your bidding. Also speak with authority so they understand you mean business.
Make sure you establish feeding routines and times for your dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to. This will set a quality schedule for your dog so that they are ready for all meals.
Your dog needs to get plenty of exercise. Dogs are easily bored. When a dog’s mind begins to wander, the training process loses its effectiveness. Your dog needs proper exercise to function to his highest potential. Make long walks or daily runs a part of your routine that you and your dog can look forward to.
When you are trying to house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that you put in, will come out. To have your dog on a consistent bathroom schedule, have him or her eating quality food about two or three times every day, at the exact same time. This will give you an idea of when to take your puppy out and lessen the chance of accidents.
As you train the dog, patience is essential. Patience is the best way to keep your dog from becoming confused and for you to remain calm. Keep in mind that dogs do wish to please their owners, but cannot always understand what is desired of them.
Teaching a new puppy to “leave it” is very important and one of the first commands that you should work on. This command teaches them to cease chewing on furniture or items around the house and it keeps them safe from filthy or hazardous items outside.
If your canine jumps on top of you, gently grab their paws and squeeze them; this will tell them that they cannot jump. While this will not seriously hurt the animal, it is certainly unpleasant and therefore makes a powerful statement. After a while, they will stop jumping on people because they will associate it with the uncomfortable feeling.
Dogs need at least 60 minutes of exercise time every day, on top of training and bathroom breaks. Taking care to see that the dog exercises enough makes their training work go more smoothly and reinforces the importance of good behavior at all times. Your dog will be happier and more responsive when he gets the exercise he needs.
Do not fatten your dog by being mindful of just how many treats he gets in one day. Many people do not factor in treats when they are tabulating a pet’s diet, but they do add up, particularly while you are training.
Even old dogs can be taught at least a few new tricks, and improving their behavior may still be possible. You need to do it right now before something happens you might regret.