Good for you! So, what are you going to do next? Proper training will benefit both you and your canine companion. The suggestions here should be all you need to properly train your pet.
When you meet an unfamiliar dog, you should go up to him slowly and allow him to sniff your hand. This gives the dog the opportunity to recognize your scent and start to trust you. After your dog gets your scent, it will no longer fear you and will follow commands better.
Walking on a leash is a big step in your dog’s training. This will make your walks together a pleasure and not a source of frustration.
The first thing you should teach your dog is to “leave it.” This commands the dog to drop whatever is in its mouth. This can help stop them from chewing on your belongings and prevents them from ingesting harmful things away from the home.
Your tone of voice is very important when you discipline your dog. Dogs are very intuitive. A dog will realize that a stern tone means that he is being disciplined.
If you pour too much information and training into your puppy, it will actually be counterproductive. Puppies have a very limited attention span. When doing training, make them in small short sessions and always make them positive. If you do too much the puppy will just forget what you have taught him, and remember it in a negative way, it will be harder to help him in the end.
Teach your puppy to wear a collar while playing before you train him to use a leash. You should start your dog off by wearing a collar from the time they are puppy, they will not think that y9ou are going to put them on a leash this way.
When training your dog, stay mindful of the particular grooming needs of whatever specific breed your dog is. Certain breeds do not need much grooming, whereas others requires detailed, regular grooming. Grooming keeps your pet clean and happy, and it reduces its risk in acquiring disease.
One tip to keep in mind when training your dog is to never, ever reward bad behavior in an effort to quickly end a behavior. In doing so, you are essentially telling your dog that it is able to control you, not the other way around. For instance, giving a dog a treat each time it barks.
Short training session are better suited to your dog’s attention span. Spend about 15 minutes on a certain task with your dog. Don’t forget to play with your pup as well.
Is your pooch eating a well-balanced diet? Just as in the case of kids, dogs have the potential to grow hyper, bratty and scattered if they do not eat the right foods. Change your dog’s food if you need to. Talk to your vet to learn the nutritional needs of your dog.
A properly trained dog is proud and content and his owner is usually quite pleased as well. The tips listed here will lead you to training your dog success.