Your dog is part of the family and you have to train them as such. This article sheds some light on simple training tips that you will find useful in training your dog. Education is a great start, so learning how to train leads you to knowing how to train.
Try to think like your dog. It’s easy to get mad if your dog is not doing the basic things you teach it. Try to think the way your dog does. Imagining things as they see things may give you a different perspective in training them.
The first thing to do when training a dog is to establish that you are in control. You have to show your dog that you are in control or he will not obey or respect you. Do not let your dog walk ahead of you when you go on walks.
Have verbal cues so that your pet will know exactly when they complete a command correctly. A word like “yes” can be an effective bridge between the time that the dog exhibits the behavior and the time that they receive the reward.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. Firstly, have the dog lie down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!
Don’t waste your money on expensive training products, such as shock collars. These devices are expensive and do not always work as well as you would expect them to. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. Using these techniques can have poor results.
Try to get your dog on a regular feeding schedule. By establishing a regular potty-time every day, you will get your dog in the habit of doing his business at the same time daily. Using this schedule can teach your dog how to hold their piddle until the upcoming potty break.
You have just embarked on the journey of becoming a successful trainer for your dog. By following the tips listed in this guide, you will not only be able to make yourself a better trainer, but you will also be able to know your dog’s needs. Small tips equal large progress.