You had dreams of your dog being as smart and kind as Benji, but some days it feels more like you might have brought home Cujo! There is good news – you can train aggressive or naughty behaviors out of your dog.
Keep in mind that puppies get larger as they age. Choose a crate that is sure to be the right proportions for puppy and mature sizes. Your dog should be able to easily turn around and not feel cramped.
Stay away from training devices like shock collars. They often work well and cost is rarely justified. They can also discourage good behaviors as they inhibit your dog to be confused about all their behaviors.
Begin your training with a task that will be simple for him to learn. This ensures that success and serve as a building block for your dog learns to love training sessions. This will give you positive results from the training process.
If your dog jumps when you don’t want him to, quickly bring your knee up to encounter his chest and say OFF! This will not hurt if done lightly, but it will give them an uncomfortable feeling that will help teach them not to do it again. They should learn to avoid doing it in order to avoid the sensation.
Use positive reinforcements when canine training. Don’t shout at a dog or hit your dog. This makes the dog think you do not know how to train him.
Continue training throughout its life to ensure positive results. You should not have to stop training your dog at the end of their puppy stage. By reinforcing good behavior, you will have a dog that behaves appropriately.
Teach your dog not to bark with a silent command to avoid barking.If this is done with sufficient frequency, it will surely be able to associate having treats to it being quiet.
Many times dog owners are surprised to see they can easily train their dog on an everyday basis and promptly see the results. So if your relationship with your pooch is feeling a bit strained, try out some of these tips.