If you’ve never tried to train a dog before, it can be really overwhelming. There are a lot of great resources at your disposal, but it can really be information overload. Don’t worry, though. This article will provide you with a bunch of tips to help you train your dog. Ready to get started?
The first step of training is commanding control. You must command your dog’s respect by being able to maintain discipline, or your dog is unlikely to obey. When you walk your dog, be sure to keep him at heel since you are the alpha dog in his eyes, the master and the leader.
Stay away from training devices like shock collars. They don’t often work like they say they do and they cost too much. They can also discourage good behaviors as they inhibit your dog to be confused about all their behaviors.
As training progresses, you can give your dog a little bit more freedom each time. The spectrum of freedom and obedience gives your dog a satisfying life. However, you have to make sure you don’t give too much freedom initially. You need to make sure your dog is properly trained before you give him lots of freedom.
Always make sure that your dog is trained to walk while on a leash. Well-trained dogs can roam without leashes, but make sure you train your dog to be disciplined and well-behaved in all scenarios.
Your dog must learn he doesn’t need for it to respond when you say ‘no’. Find positive and supportive ways to enforce training when you train your furry friend. Saying ‘no’ does not teach your dog. All dogs differ and different training methods may have to be used before you find the right one for your particular dog.
It’s so important to be consistent when you’re training a dog. Make sure you same techniques and commands if someone else like your wife or sister or father is also training the dog. Mixed messages just confuse your dog, so be consistent.
A puppy’s attention span is short. Your puppy also has a limited amount of energy, so your sessions should be short and positive. If you try to cram too much information into a session, your dog will probably just forget everything. Even worse, your dog will think of the training session as a bad experience and might be less cooperative next time. So keep it short and to the point.
One tip to keep in mind when training your pet is to introduce it to social environments frequently. Your pet must learn how to behave around children, adults, other dogs, and other animals (like cats). Your dog will be less hyper when they have been trained to handle the environment.
Hopefully these tips have given you something to think about when you are dog training. Use this advice to improve the success of your next dog training session.