You love your dog and you care for your possessions. Dogs will not value of furniture outside of a tasty chew toy. The following article will offer many proven techniques to help you curb your dog effectively.
Never tie two or more dogs too close vicinity to one another. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and he could die.
The first rule to remember when you begin to house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. Feed your dog a high-quality diet three times regularly each day. This ensures your dog won’t have accidents as you’ll know when to expect a solid routine for bathroom breaks.
The first thing your dog is to establish that you are in control. You must establish your dominance first and foremost, or he will ignore your commands. When you walk with your dog, walk in front of him to establish leadership.
Give your dog a word that means “yes” to aid in training.
Do not ever use a shock collars. They often do not work very well and are far too expensive. They can also discourage good behaviors as they inhibit your dog to be confused about all their behaviors.
Always call your dog’s attention the same thing. Start each command by using his name. Get his attention with his name and make it follow that with what you want it to do. Dogs often respond to names immediately and they know you need them to be attentive.
The first step in training a puppy is teach him to understand his name. Use their name often, and make clear that you want him to respond by coming to you when you call his name. These are the first words your puppy needs to learn. Spend a lot of time getting to know your pup, so he will learn how to gain trust in you. This will help them become more open to some advanced training.
To limit your dog’s barking, try getting them used to what causes the barking in the first place. It might be something they hear or being in close proximity to other animals. Your dog will understand that there is no need to bark in such situations is needless.
Puppies have short attention spans and they cannot focus too much, keep it brief and positive. If you overdo it, and remember it in a negative way, it will be harder to help him in the end.
A spray bottle filled with water is a great deterrent when your dog’s face can discourage biting and scratching behaviors. This teaches them that these behaviors will not be tolerated.
Praise your dog often so that they look forward to training him. Do not reward bad behavior; instead correct unwanted behavior.
Don’t ever reward or ignore bad behavior because you want to put a stop to it. This just teaches the dog what it can do those bad things again. An example of this would be to give the dog a treat ever time it starts to bark.
Make sure you never give your dog the wrong signals when he misbehaves. If for some reason the animal perceives that you are amused by the performance, he is likely to repeat that behavior. This will seriously delay your training and cause great frustration. Regardless of how funny the misbehavior may be, you must correct it consistently.
Every dog owner wants to help their pet become a well-adjusted member of the family and eliminate unsavory behavior like chewing and scratching on the furniture. This will not only prevent your dog from getting injured, but will also save you money and frustration. When you apply the ideas you’ve just read, you are taking yourself one step closer to training your dog properly.