A clean home can be hard to have with an untrained dog. Many people are completely unaware of how to give their dogs correct training. The advice found in this piece is great for helping you do just that.
It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. Over time, the puppy will be able to wait until the appropriate opportunity to answer the call of nature.
You must be willing to invest the time required for practice if you want your training to be successful. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Firmly and steadily repeat the command. Remain patient and eventually the command will be learned.
The rule of thumb with puppies and house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. To help regulate your dog’s bowel movements, feed him 2-3 times per day. Doing this will provide you with some idea of when you should let your puppy go outside to use the restroom. This will decrease the risk of any accidents.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
Training lessons should be kept short. The attention spans of dogs can be limited, and therefore it is necessary to keep training segments brief so that the animals do not grow bored and disinterested. If more training is desired, work in some break times so your dog can play before continuing with training.
When you’re training your dog, it is important that you understand primary reinforcement. In this method the reward you use is something it is natural for your dog to want. Use things such as treats or petting your dog to reinforce good behavior. This is how you teach your dog to be good to get what he wants.
A first step to training a puppy is get him used to hearing his name. Repeat his name regularly, so he will learn to come to you when he hears it. These should be the primary words your dog needs to learn. Make sure to spend time with your dog in order for him to learn and trust you. The puppy will be more open to more training down the line.
Use various tones of voice when training your dog. Each type of command should use a different type of tone. Be firm at all times, but vary your tone depending on what you are trying to get the dog to do.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you know some things about training your dog. You should be forming strategies that you can apply in your household towards your dog and applying those strategies on a daily basis, if you do that then you should have a well trained dog before you know it.