If you do not know where to start when it comes to training a pet, do not worry; just learn what you need to from this article. The information you need is laid out in this article.
It is important when training your dog that he always feels safe and secure. If dogs feel afraid, unprotected or unsafe in anyway, they will start to lash out or show other types of poor, defensive behavior. For best training results, your training area should always make your dog feel safe.
Start prepping your puppy for training by rewarding his good choices. You and he will find it much easier to learn how do the right thing than unlearn the wrong. Don't feed your dog scraps if you don't want want him begging at the table.
Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. You must establish your dominance first and foremost, or your dog is unlikely to obey. Your dog should not walk ahead of you, because that indicates a position of leadership.
Always take a dog for a nice long walk if you will be gone for several hours at a time. If you make them tired, they will have much less separation anxiety.
Keep tempting items out of reach while you are teaching your dog to stop chewing and chomping on everything he can sink his teeth into. Excessive chewing is not only damaging to your precious objects, but dangerous to your dog. Many things around your house like nylons, wires and hairbrushes can injure your dog by choking him, cutting his mouth or worse.
If you want to train your dog, avoid playing any sort of control games like tug of war. You'll be teaching your pup to bite inappropriately. Also, avoid wrestling and chasing games. These bad behaviors will be hard to get rid of and are counter intuitive to your training efforts so save them for after the dog has learned clear, well established guidelines on how to act.
To ensure your training sticks, everyone in your household needs to treat your dog the same way you do and use the same training methods. Your dog needs consistent lessons everyday. If multiple people are training a dog with different methods, the dog becomes confused.
If certain things trigger bad behavior in your dog, keep him occupied whenever you pass something that will tempt him to misbehave. Try distracting your dogs from other dogs while on your walks. This will help him correlate the relationship between that stimuli and the positive things that come from it.
Putting your dog on a regular schedule of feeding and walks will help to regulate his system, so he will be easier to house train. This way, you are aware of when your dog will need to do his business, and you can take him outside before an accident occurs. This helps your puppy learn to "hold it" for a bit, until he knows it's time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
Dog training shouldn't be a battle, and dog owners are now learning that. When you have the right mentality and knowledge, dog training becomes simple. Dogs can rise to the occasion and thrive with training from their owner.
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