There are several basic behavioral issues that should be addressed in a dog’s development. You do not want your dog to jump on people, to beg at the table, to hide from the household, or even to sit out in the rain. Moreover, you also do not want him to run out the door every time you open it. To make your training a success, follow through the following basic training tips for your dog.
A dog has a job to do, and teaching him is like teaching a young child. A dog must learn what you expect from him. By using a few simple commands every time you issue an instruction, he will be able to focus on your direction instead of what is going on in his surroundings.
Basic obedience commands are considered very important for pet owners to initiate with their dogs. Daunting commands can result in frightening or timid dogs and may also encourage escape behaviors from dogs.
Dogs that have practiced simple commands like sit, stay and come are more likely to obey when more demanding commands are given. Dogs that have been trained to the commands sit, stay and come may also obey when given treats as a reward. Dogs that have been trained to these commands have been found to be more willing and alert to responding to the commands.
Teaching your dog to obey your command should be the start of your puppy training. Whether the command is to sit, come, stay, or lie down, the dog must first understand the command before he is given the treat. That way you can be sure that he has learned the command and not simply chosen the reward.
When the dog responds to the command, he should be rewarded immediately with a treat or praise. This way he will understand that he has done a good job. It may also be helpful to include a clicker or other device in order to mark the correct response. You do not want to reward him for a reaction that is not what you had intended for.
A reward should be something that interests the dog, something that they like to do. Treats that are primarily offered in the form of a snack food are less likely to be motivating for dogs. Some trainers prefer to offer a treat in the form of a soft toy, as this is a more attractive food for the dog and also makes it easier to gain the dog’s attention when a snack is being offered.
Keep sessions short and fun, preferably five minutes long. Puppies and dogs have a short attention span and fancy tricks can get boring and won’t provide much of a learning experience. It’s much better to fit a good learning session into your day. Learn to train your dog using games like fetch or learning a new trick, such as shaking your dogs paw.
The key to house dog training success is planning and preparation. Set aside time in your day to work on training your dog. Mix the training with fun and filler activities so that your dog would not get bored and learn at the same time. When working on a training program stop when you find your puppy is tired.
You can also make use of dog collars which are very effective at correcting the habit of barking, digging, tracking, and other unwanted behavior for your dog. They are especially helpful in training your dog not to get in trouble with neighbors and other dogs in your neighborhood. Most of these collars are easy to install, making it simple to use on your puppy.
There are many different types of dog training collars to choose from, including handheld model as well as remote controlled units, and even those that have to be worn by your dog while you are at work. Some of these collars have a light that you can shine on so that your dog can identify it as an object he can chase and eventually get hold of.
When training your dog, it’s essential that you find a good balance between understanding that there are certain things that your puppy would take time to learn and rewarding them for doing things that you like. This will help them understand what you want and make them happy doing it.