Our dogs and puppies are wonderful. They are faithful, loving, protective, and caring pets. However, there are times when despite all of the love and joy, they can become frustrating. They will act out and lost control because they do not really understanding the “rules” of the house. Thus, it’s important that you apply the following basic obedience training tips for dogs in your training program.
Dog training can be a difficult and time consuming process and requires much patience. Keep in mind that if you gets frustrated during the training session, your dog will sense it and it will be more difficult to train him. You don’t want to become angry or punish your dog in any way.
Instead, you will want to focus on having a better bond with him, fixing any behavioral problems that you are having and simply creating a better relationship. This will create a better environment for you and your dog.
No matter what kind of obedience training you choose, keep in mind that this is the foundation for solving any dog behavior problems. An experience that is fun for your dog and you can really create the bond in a short period of time.
One of the most common training that all pet owners had to gone through is housebreaking. If you have a puppy, you might not have noticed that he isn’t yet fully potty trained. This is actually normal, and something that comes with age. The thing to remember is that your puppy is not fully grown dog yet, so he doesn’t have full control over his bladder and bowels.
It might help to pick a potty spot and reward your dog after he had done his potty on the designated area. He will associate that positive reinforcement with his potty action, making him more eager to repeat this behavior.
Get your dog or puppy acquainted with a crate. Crate should never be used as punishment. You want them to consider their crate as a safe place to be. You will use it as a place to keep them confined while you are not home, as a place to sleep, and as a place for them to rest. They will eventually feel that their crate is a place to go to when they want to relax.
Get your dog familiar with a leash and collar as well. You will need to teach him to accept these items as part of his life. Taking your dog on long walks (of course with leash) is a great way to let off some steam. You’re forming a team, and your dog gets to act and learn at the same time. This is a great way to train him and get him to understand that he is to follow your lead during the walk.
Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise. This will help tire him out so that he don’t have the energy to run around and chew your furniture at home.
If you are trying to train your dog to do something, such as “sit” or “heal”, make sure you reward him for any progress that he make. Any progress made should be praised and rewarded. This way your dog will learn that any good behavior is worth getting treats for.
While you can cut down the frequency of the rewards once your dog is almost done with the basic commands training, you will need to reward him every so often during the initial training.. This can be done by simply using a treat that your dog really likes. Each time your dog obeys your command, then give him the treat.
You need to use a command such as “Sit!” when you begin the training so that your dog will become familiar with a command. Most dogs respond best to the one-word commands. This way, you will be less likely to confuse your dog.
Another simple way to train your dog on behavior is to use a clicker. This is a device that makes a clicking noise when pressed. When given a click and a treat for the launch command, your dog will quickly understand what is meant when he hears the click.
This is how it works. A clicking sound will be emitted along with a reward each time your dog completes the desired task. Your dog will be delighted to do the tasks because he knows that he is going to get his treat thereafter. The clicker is used to mark the end of the training and to provide a reward.
Socialization Needs. When training, be sure to expose your dog to as many situations as possible. Does he ride in the car? Take him to the pet store and let him shop for treats. Does he visit the vet? Take him for a walk so he can start to become more comfortable with other people and other pets. Let him visit your friends and have them enjoy his company. The mere fact of your dog being around other dogs and people in your home is a great thing.
Don’t get frustrated if your dog doesn’t seem to understand what you want right away. Continual training in short sessions is a good way to make a good impression on your dog. After repeating a behavior a few times, your dog will make the association. Most dogs learn through this method very quickly.
Once your dog has learned the basics obedience commands, you can move on to more advanced training scope and tackle more difficult behaviors.