When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
You want to make sure that you provide your dog a sense of security. When the dog feels insecure, they will be more likely to exhibit bad behavior. To eliminate this possibility, make sure your dog is in a safe place. Try to be aware of your dogs signals to make training easier. Sometimes, a pattern will develop that you will want to get rid of. When you are clearly attuned to these signals, you should demonstrate the appropriate course of action by immediately leading him to the designated area. Getting in sync with the natural tendencies of your dog will make house training a whole lot easier.
Training your dog will take work, but it is definitely doable. Dog training can be simple and it can be carried out by busy owners once they know what their dog needs. Do not tie up your dogs too closely. If chains get intertwined, the dogs can get hurt. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die. Patience is imperative when you engage in a training session. A patient attitude will make the training process less stressful for the both of you. Your dog wants to do what you ask him to, but you have to give him the commands in a way in which he understands what is expected.
Deal with boredom barking. You are at fault if your dog has been barking because of boredom. This means your dog has no way of releasing pent-up energy; therefore, they are barking. To help him spend his energy, go on a walk or spend some time playing with him. Give your dog different toys to choose from for times when you simply can not give them the attention they are craving.
When you want to stop your dog from chewing the furniture or anything else forbidden, allow him to succeed. In addition to correcting undesirable behavior, you will also be protecting your dog from harm. Dogs can choke or suffer perforated intestines from swallowing toys, hairbrushes, stockings and other inappropriate items. The key to potty training a new puppy is consistency. Remember that when he is with his mother, he can relieve himself whenever he needs to, so it will take some time for him to learn that he must wait for someone to take him outside to go to the bathroom. Always reinforce positive behavior in your dog. Never use punishment; instead, don’t reinforce any bad behavior. Negative reinforcement does not encourage trust between you and your dog. Positive reinforcement will work wonders to instill good behavior in your dog.
Dogs will learn best by repetition and rewards. Once you get the dog to understand what you expect. practice everyday until the dog understands there is a reward involved. This is the best way to teach dog tricks. Teach your dog what to do using rewards and repetition.
If your dog barks a lot, try not to shout at it. Raising your voice to counteract unwanted barking can come across as a positive reinforcement, confusing your dog. Your dog may believe that you are yelling in reaction to the same thing he is barking at, causing him to bark more. Try to stay calm instead. Do not walk your dog using a tight leash when training him. With a tight leash, the dog will always want to pull against it. This isn’t what you want! Try to keep the leash at a comfortable and relaxed length.
As you can see from the above list of tips, dog training can be very useful in getting your dog to behave and to even do a few cool tricks. Apply what you’ve learned here, and you’ll be an expert dog trainer in no time.
Keep your emotions from other areas, such as a fight with a friend or family member or being upset with another pet, at bay. You want to avoid using a cold tone that your dog can sense. The point here is that you should only reprimand your dog if he did something wrong a few seconds ago. Otherwise, keep things upbeat. It is important that you are firm with your dog for effective training. That said, love should prevail and yelling should never occur. This consistent interaction will lend toward a good relationship between you are your dog. Don’t let dogs bark due to boredom. A dog who barks when bored has an owner who is not attending to its needs. Boredom barking indicates that the dog is not getting an outlet to release pent up energy. So it’s important to play with your dog and walk him often. Also, provide chew toys and maybe leave the TV on when you aren’t home.