Letting your dog on furniture won’t make him more aggressive. Make sure your dog is well-trained and furniture is big enough for everyone to be comfortable.
Dog training takes time and effort. And it needs to start the day you bring your puppy or dog home.
Dog training should be a lifelong project for you and your dog. Make it fun and mix playtime with dog training.
To be successful, use these dog training tips: Be a leader, be firm, be humane and give praise.
Be a leader
Dogs are social, pack-oriented animals who respond best to a leader figure whether dog or human. The best pack leaders are the ones who are the most consistent. Dogs react to consistency because they know they can trust the consistent leader. Consistent leaders don’t invite the dog onto the couch one day and punish him the next when he jumps on the couch without permission.
Good leaders are firm without being harsh. A good leader tells the dog to do something. He or she doesn’t shout at the dog, plead with the dog or scream at the dog to obey. The punctuation at the end of a good leader’s command is merely a period.
Third, a good leader is compassionate. He or she doesn’t punish the dog for mistakes that were made by the leader.
When the dog does something praiseworthy, deliver approval immediately. The good leader does not praise behaviors that are unwanted, no matter how unintentional the recognition may be.
If the dog is showing fear, aggressiveness, or timidity, the good leader either ignores the behavior or tells the dog to knock it off. The good leader doesn’t praise, and, therefore, encourage the response, by stroking the dog, telling him it’s OK, you’re a good boy, etc., while the dog is acting out.
Getting certified via an online dog training course can be the perfect option if you want to pursue a career as a dog trainer.
Dog humping is a natural behavior that can be uncomfortable for humans. To stop humping, understand your dog’s motivation.
Stay calm and patient when training a temperamental dog. If you get frustrated, take your dog to a safe space, breathe and reset.
Understand leash training takes time and must be a lifelong process. Use the right leash, switch the route, and avoid adding stress.
Children benefit when pairing babies and puppies early by learning compassion and responsibility and boosting their immune system.
Try these seven helpful tips to teach your stubborn puppy to behave. Be patient and consistent in helping your disobedient dog learn.
Puppy playpens vs dog crates: both tools help train new dogs. Use a playpen to give your puppy a safe space to play and chew.
Use impulse control games to teach your dog important life skills to keep him safe and curb unwanted behaviors like barking and jumping.
Use many of the same tricks and tactics you would with a puppy to leash train an older dog. Stand still if the dog pulls, and give plenty of tasty treats.