Many people choose to adopt a dog without really thinking it through first. Dogs require a commitment by their owners. They need to be properly trained so that they are well-behaved and do not get into any trouble. If you have adopted a dog that needs to be trained you can use the guideline that is provided in this article.
A barking dog can drive its owner as well as the neighbors crazy! A good way to train your dog not to bark is to offer him a reward to stop barking! When he barks, use a command such as “Quiet!” or “No bark!” and wave his favorite treat in front of his nose. Soon he will learn that dog treats are better than making noise!
A great tip for properly training your dog is to give your dog enough attention. Dogs thrive on social interaction with their owners. So if they do not get enough attention on a regular basis, then they will likely start performing some type of bad behavior.
It is important to make your dog training sessions fun and positive. Dogs love to play, so if you mix up the training with toys and fun chases they will be much more enthusiastic about your training efforts. A fun training session will be remembered much more quickly by your pet.
The earlier you start training your dog the better. It is much easier to train a young puppy than it is an older dog. This is not to say that older dogs cannot be taught new things, however, it does take longer and more perseverance to train a dog the older it is.
Doggy daycare may sound like a great idea for hyperactive, distracted dogs, but it may be a serious setback to your training efforts. Your dog will need structure throughout the day. While running around and socializing with other dogs will be sure to tire him out, he will not receive the structure needed to curtail any over-the-top behavior. Consider a dog-walking service to let your dog stretch his legs during the day, instead.
You should have realistic expectations for your dog. Your dog may be smart, but remember that breed-specific traits might inhibit some dogs from performing certain tasks as well as others. If your dog is not as able-bodied as other dogs, you should similarly have realistic expectations of his capabilities!
Dogs quickly learn whether or not you really expect them to respond to your commands every time or if they might be able to get away with not obeying on occasion. Don’t send false messages! Don’t give your dog a command unless you are prepared to follow through and insure your dog obeys that command.
Even if you have had your dog for an extended period of time and they have not been properly trained you can use the information that has been provided to properly train them. It is important to act as quickly as possible before the dog causes harm to someone because they do not know any better.