Training a dog when you have never attempted to do so before can be intimidating. With so much conflicting information out there, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Use the following tips to train your dog.
You need to establish regular feeding routines for your dog. Train your dog to understand that you are going to remove their food bowl upon fifteen minutes of feeding them. This will establish a feeding schedule for your dog. Your dog will quickly finish their meal before you remove their dish.
Crate training requires extreme consistency. When he comes out of the crate, you must immediately allow him to relieve himself in an appropriate place. Your puppy will eventually become able to relieve itself less frequently.
Repetition is what causes a dog to learn. It is not uncommon for it to take between 25 to 50 repetitions of the same command for your dog to learn it. Continue repeating the same command with patience, and eventually your dog will learn it.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.
Patience is key in dog training. This ensures that you both do not get frustrated. Understand that the proper training will come with time, so cut your dog some slack and let them learn.
Teaching a new puppy to ‘leave it’ is very important and one of the first commands that you should work on. This little command will save your furniture and possessions from getting chewed up, plus it keeps your dog away from dangerous or unclean items outside.
It is important to avoid dwelling on one task for too long. Your dog is going to get bored doing the same thing over and over. Do not spend more than 10 minutes on each session.
If your dog is jumping on you, grab his paws with your hands and gently squeeze them to deter his behavior. While this will not seriously hurt the animal, it is certainly unpleasant and therefore makes a powerful statement. In time, they will cease jumping on humans, as they will have the negative association with the squeezing.
Have you considered how much your tone impacts your dog? Dogs are more receptive to the tones their masters use than you might realize. Sometimes a stern voice is necessary.
While you are in the process of housebreaking your puppy, expect the occasional accident to occur. Always clean up accidents right away to help with the training process and keeping the area sanitary. The smell from the feces and urine can stay in the carpet, and cause your pet to want to relieve themselves on that spot more often. Many products are sold that will neutralize these odors, so ask about them at your local pet store.
An effective way to train your dog is to use different voice tones for different purposes. Each tone that you give should represent the emotion of the command that you giving. Be firm at all times, but vary your tone depending on what you are trying to get the dog to do.
You should remember that you are essentially helping your dog shape his personality. Remember this if you are teasing your pet or playing with him since that can undo certain behaviors you have worked on. Work on commands at all times to keep them learning the right behaviors.
Once you decide to train your dog, it is very important that you continue with the training no matter what. Frequent reinforcement is the only way to help your pet maintain new behaviors and actions. Food and shelter are lifelong needs for your dog, and training is no different.
If you want to take your dog on a trip, take all necessary items. You need to bring bowls, his leash and bathroom supplies to ensure you can travel comfortably. It is often just as easy to buy a bag of food once you reach your destination as it is to pack it up and bring it along.
By being consistent in your methods, it is possible to teach your dog to ‘hold it.’ When you’re home with your puppy, take it out as often as possible. When the dog eliminates outside, offer it praise. Never react harshly to your dog going potty inside. He does not know better, and shouting at him will only make things worse. Instead, give the pet every chance to succeed by taking it outside as soon as you remove it from the crate and roughly 15 minutes after it eats or drinks.
Try applying these tips to solve your issues. You will find that you’re a happier dog owner when you use these tips.