Taking on the task of training your dog might feel intimidating if you have never tried it before. While there are some things you need to know, there are plenty of resources for a beginner at dog training. This article contains some basic information to help you as you undertake the training of your dog.
You need to know when to call a professional. When your dog training is going poorly, a professional can help out. A professional trainer can help you you back on track, and teach you how to properly train your dog.
Regularly challenge your dog. Try giving them "quizzes" to see what they know, even if you know they will succeed.
One good way to get your dog's attention is by getting him accustomed to responding when you call him by his name. This will teach your dog to respond when you call, and will give you good control in possibly challenging situations. Practice this until you are satisfied by the dogs response. Avoid confusion by not calling your dog to you for punishment.
Do not quit when you are training your dog. Frequent reinforcement is the only way to help your pet maintain new behaviors and actions. Food and shelter are lifelong needs for your dog, and training is no different.
Dogs learn by repetitive technique and reward. Once you get the dog to understand what you expect. practice everyday until the dog understands there is a reward involved. This is the accepted method for teaching a dog a new behavior. Dogs learn through repetition and reinforcement.
If you will be away from home for any length of time, such as going to work, then you need to make certain you take your dog on a long walk before you leave. If you play with your dogs and exhaust them, it helps the dogs handle the anxiety they may feel from being separated from you when you leave.
When training your dog never punish him; doing so will only make him be resistant to any further training. While it's best to prevent bad behavior to start with, if your pet is misbehaving, make sure he does it right the second time. Training your dog is a great way to develop a positive relationship with him.
As stated in the beginning of this article, there are many dogs that are trained for various reasons. Most dogs try to please their owners and this is especially true of dogs that are well-trained. It is hoped that you have found some helpful tips in this article that will aid your efforts to train your pooch.
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