Dogs are some of the most lovable, loyal creatures on this planet. However, they are also some of the most mischievous, disobedient creatures, as well. Do you get tired of finding your shoes, furniture, carpet and many other belongings destroyed by your dog(s)? Do you feel like you have no other choice but to give up on your dog, because he or she will not listen to any command from you? Well, you’re reading the right article. This article discusses some great step-by-step ways to train your dog into behaving properly and obeying your every command. By following these guidelines, your dog will shortly be the perfect household pet!
Start potty training your new puppy immediately. Take the puppy to the designated toilet area in your garden as soon as he wakes up in the morning, after eating, after a nap, and before bedtime. Choose a certain command that indicates he needs to relieve himself. When he does, don’t forget to praise him highly, and offer a treat as a reward.
Focus on making the training sessions with your dog fun. All animals behave better when they enjoy being good. Use whatever your dog likes, including toys, attention and privileges, to help make training a game rather than a chore. You will probably be surprised at the type of results you get from your animal.
Monitor your own behavior to ensure you aren’t reinforcing your dog’s negative behaviors by mistake. Don’t give praise or treats to your dog if it does something wrong. For instance, if you are trying to train your dog to not jump on you, you shouldn’t be petting them whenever they do so.
Reinforce desirable behavior from your dog. Don’t just rely on treats though. You can reinforce these behaviors through positive attention as well. Petting your dog and talking to him in cheerful tones can be a good incentive too. So can a new squeaky toy or a trip to the park.
When giving a command to your dog, you should always use the exact same kind of voice and the same volume. The dog will know you’re telling them what to do that way. It also helps them understand the differences between a sharp punishing tone and a sharp non-punishing tone.
Stick with positive reinforcement when it comes to dog training. Reward your pet using petting, small treats and positive vocal cues. You should not hit or yell at your dog. Not only does it not work, it encourages the belief by the dog that you have no idea what is going on. Stay consistent and use positive reinforcement.
While dogs can be the best thing to ever happen to you, they can also be one of the most destructive things also. Dogs may have a mind of their own, but as discussed previously in this article, they have a soft spot for their owners. Being that dogs have this soft spot, it is quite easy to train them. If you strictly follow the aforementioned tips and tricks to successfully training your dog, you will never think about getting rid of your dog again!