You can have a peaceful home if you train your dog correctly. Try out a few of the following suggestions. Keep reading to discover the secrets to properly training your dog.
Get your dog into a feeding routine. 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. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.
To ensure success, you must ensure that the crate you are using is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. Keep in mind that they get larger as they age. Choose a crate that can grow with him. The ideal size would be one that doesn’t make your dog crowded when turning around or laying down.
Try not to reinforce bad behavior in your dog by accident. Withhold treats and attention when your dog exhibits any undesirable behaviors. For instance, if your dog does not sit when commanded, do not rub his head affectionately unless he actually sits.
Every command should be giving with the same tone and volume. Your tone will indicate that you’re serious and to be respected. It will also help him distinguish between a disciplinary tone, which is sharper, and a commanding tone.
Don’t approach a strange dog too quickly. Hold our your hand and slowly move closer. This gives the dog a chance to become accustomed to your personal scent and shows him you mean no harm. The dog will no longer be afraid after he is able to recongnize the scent and may begin to follow commands.
Patience is the greatest virtue in dog training. This will prevent both you and your dog from getting angry and frustrated with the training process. Remember that dogs really want to please their owners, but they got confused because we speak a different language that they do not understand.
Use primary reinforcement when training your dog. In this method the reward you use is something it is natural for your dog to want. Some of the most effective rewards include dog bones, treats and affectionate scratching or petting. This will teach your dog how to get something he already wants.
You can always teach a old dog new tricks. Patience in your training will serve you well. With any luck, your relationship with your dog will now be happier than it has ever been.