All dogs, no matter how big or small, have the same kind of mindset to them. Understanding how they think will allow anyone to train any dog. To cultivate that important understanding of the canine attitude, one could do a lot worse than to review the following tips.
It is important that you teach your dog proper behaviors from day one. It will make your life less stressful if you are teaching the dog good habits rather than trying to change bad ones. Giving your dog scraps from the table is just training the dog that begging gets results, so don't do it!
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. This gives both you and the dog a heads up as to when they need to go outside, and you can make sure that happens before they make a mess indoors. Having a set schedule will teach your dog how to wait until he can go outside for the next potty break.
Big dogs need a bed that can accommodate them, especially if they like to stretch and sleep on their back. You could buy your dog a big, rectangular bed, or another alternative might be a crib mattress. These are advantageous for the fact that you are able to regularly change the cover by using crib sheets. They're waterproof, too!
Be careful if you are going to introduce your dog to other animals. If you want a second pet, look for one that will be compatible with your current pet. Choose a pet who has a personality that corresponds to yours.
Dogs need repetition and rewards to learn. You must first show your dog what you expect them to do and then repeat the process until they get it. This is the most effective way to modify a dog's behavior or teach him a trick. They learn best when you show them with repetition and varied rewards.
There are different tricks you can try when you are crate training your dog. To get a hesitant dog enthusiastic about getting in a crate, put a tempting treat like a fresh chew toy inside and close it up while your dog is outside. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. Praise your dog once he gets into the crate.
Treats are great rewards, but you need to find other positive reinforcements for training. Treats do work for teaching a new behavior. You probably don't constantly have a treat in your pant's pockets. Petting and hugging dogs as positive reinforcement while training is better than giving them treats.
It is important to get your dog trained to walk nicely on his leash. This helps keep both you and your dog safe when going on walks.
Dog training may be expensive, but it's money well spent. Bad behavior on your dog's part is stressful for you as well as your dog. If your dog knows you're angry but doesn't understand what he did wrong, he'll get upset and be more likely to repeat bad behavior. And his human owners will have to spend money on replacing damaged possessions while worrying about what their dog might destroy next. This just makes both humans and dogs unhappy; soon everyone, including the dog, wonders why the family adopted him in the first place. The information provided will help you to learn how to train your dog so that he becomes a beloved, well-behaved member of your family.
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