For a beginner, dog training can sometimes be intimidating. With so much conflicting information out there, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Below are just a few tips to assist you in getting started at training your dog effectively.
Every command should be giving with the same tone and volume. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. Doing this also ensures that your dog will know the difference between your “you’re in trouble” voice and your “do as I say” voice.
Have a treat prepared for rewarding your dog when they follow a command properly. It is important for your pet to understand that you have certain expectations, what those expectations are, and that he will be rewarded for complying. Your dog will become able to realize the difference between what you consider as good and bad behavior.
You should always call your dog in the same way. Always start your commands with his name. Use your dog’s name to get his or her attention. Once you do this, tell your dog your command. Dogs quickly recognize their name which allows you to get their attention.
Identify a single word that you will use as a no-bark command. Each time your dog barks, wave a treat in front of him and voice your command. Then, you are able to reward the dog. This positive reinforcement will help to get your dog to learn.
The tone of your voice is an important part of successfully disciplining your dog. Dogs are great at understanding how their trainer feels. Talking sternly is a good tone when you are teaching discipline.
Use different tones when training your dog. You should have a different tone for commands, praises and corrections to help teach your dog the appropriate responses for each. The best advice is to use a firm voice for commands, a louder voice when correcting your dog and a higher voice when praising your dog.
If you are leash training a puppy, put the collar on him in advance of training. Making sure your new dog is comfortable with a collar is important, particularly if you want to take them on walks and have some sort of identification tags for them to carry.
One way to help discipline your dog’s bad behavior is to use a water bottle. This will teach your dog that there are certain behaviors that are unacceptable. As your dog learns the behavior is unwanted, he will begin to avoid doing the bad behavior.
Don’t subject your dog to lengthy training sessions. Fifteen minutes is about the right time to work on a training task, spending much more time than this will frustrate your dog and set back progress. End each session by praising your dog.
Are you providing your dog with high quality, nutritional food? Just as in the case of kids, dogs have the potential to grow hyper, bratty and scattered if they do not eat the right foods. Alter your dogs diet to make sure they are getting proper energy during the day. Talk to your vet about your dog’s diet and ask for recommendations if you are not sure what kind of dog food you should buy.
Training your dog should be a fun and rewarding experience. Remember that dogs have short attention spans, and keep your sessions short accordingly. Keep your rewards coming and vary what you give them. Praise your dog often when he does well and show a lot of love. Your dog will be more receptive if you make training time fun!
It is hoped that you have found some guidance from these suggestions. Keep them in mind and learn some tips of your own. Each dog is different and responds in his own way to training.
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