Many dogs end up in shelters because they don’t turn out the way their owners hoped they would, but this can often be avoided. A trained dog will be a healthy and happy member of your family. The process of turning a dog who is not obedient to one who is can be hard; however, if you are willing to take some time and utilize some helpful advice, you can do it. Continue reading.
Make sure you remain controlled when rewarding your dog. Immediately after the animal acts in accordance with your command, reward him. This helps to calm the animal and reinforce your training efforts. You may feel great about it, but you don’t want to make the pup feel over-excited. You should stay calm and then give the reward.
Refrain from using shock collars and similar training devices. They could be detrimental to your dog and often cost a ton. Also, shock collars and like devices are just not nice things to use. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.
Be careful not to spend too much time at once training your dog. Dog attention spans only go so far, so make sure not to go on too long. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
Whenever your dog jumps onto you, grab their paw and gentle squeeze to make sure they understand that jumping is not good behavior. It is uncomfortable but a non-painful experience for the dog. Before long, you dog will stop his jumping on people altogether.
Remember to enjoy the time spent with your dog during training. If you do so, your dog will feel closer to you, and even respond to training better. In addition to your daily training sessions, take time out for simple play. Make this uncomplicated and fun for your dog.
You have to be firm during canine training. Never scream at your dog, you need to do the right thing and be nice to them and stern at the same time. This is a good way to establish a good relationship with your puppy.
As previously stated, the idea of having good dog is not farfetched. Love, attention and training are the key components for a well-rounded dog. Follow the advice here and it will help your dog become a family member.