Any habit a dog owner wishes can be trained, regardless of whether he or she wants the dog to do or stop doing the behavior. While puppy training will not make your pet perfect, it will go a long way in making him more obedient and a better pet. Any dog can be the perfect pet when trained properly.
When house training your dog, keep in mind that whatever you feed him must 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 get your dog into a solid routine for bathroom breaks.
It is best to train your pet without unintentionally affirming his undesirable behaviors and mistakes. Withhold treats and attention when your dog exhibits any undesirable behaviors. For instance, avoid rubbing the dog’s head every time they jump up when you get home.
Refrain from using extreme devices for training your dog, such as a shock collar. In many cases, they do not live up to the advertising expectations created, and are just more money than more effective and traditional training tools. Plus, shock collars can discourage your dog from behaving properly. Using these techniques can have poor results.
When you approach a strange dog, make sure you approach him slowly and allow the dog to sniff your hand. This lets them warm up to the scent and they’ll most likely trust you. Once the dog recognizes your scent, he will not be afraid of you and will be more likely to follow your commands.
You need to leash train your dog. This is both for the dog’s safety and your own, as well.
Have fun with your dog each day when training. When you play with your dog, you help make a stranger bond between the two of you. In return, he becomes more receptive to being trained. Training can be enjoyable, but you should still make time just to play with your pet.
Training a dog is easier than you might have previously realized. With the right owner mindset, followed with the proper knowledge, training a dog can be accomplished. Dogs are often trained better whenever it is their owners doing the training.