Training a new dog can be quite the challenge.

Rewarding dogs properly and generously is important when it comes to training them. Giving your dog treats at the right time and in the proper amount is crucial. This is because dogs tend not always understand what it’s being rewarded for if they do not receive their treat at the right time.

TIP! Make sure you establish feeding routines and times for your dog. He has to know when the food will arrive and it should be on schedule, but he also needs to know when the food will be removed again.

Make sure your dog stays awake and active. Dogs can easily bored. A bored dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if you keep them well exercised. Go for long walks and runs with your dog on a regular basis.

Repetition is key to teaching a dog new command. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a command consistently and thoroughly.

A lot of owners thing training is a one time event.

TIP! Walking on a leash is a big step in your dog’s training. This will help keep your dog and you safe when going for walks.

Have a treat prepared for rewarding your dog when they follow a task you ask it to do. You want to make sure that your pet to know that he has accomplished a good thing. This is how they’ll know the difference between a good and bad thing.

Continue training throughout its life to ensure positive results. You should not have to stop training them as a puppy. If you provide positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors, your dog will continue to be obedient, and by continuing to discipline your dog, negative behaviors are less likely to occur.

Teach your dog a simple command. By repeating this, your dog will be quiet because he wants the treat.

TIP! Whenever your dog jumps onto you, grab their paw and gentle squeeze to make sure they understand that jumping is not good behavior. If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable.

You have to be consistent when training your dog. If the whole family is involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page as far as commands, rewards and discipline. Your dog will be more willing to be trained if you only use a few different words and always expect the same behavior.

Praise your dog often when training sessions. Do not reward unwanted behaviors and praise when your dog responds correctly.

A well trained dog is calmer and happier, and an obedient dog is a satisfying pet for you and your entire family. Apply any of these ideas that you can in the near future and witness the results.