Make dog training easier by choosing a quiet spot and using the appropriate tools and treats. Be sure to socialize your dog.
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.
Working from home with your dog: Set boundaries, entertain your dog, and train him to understand the new normal.
Dogs want to escape for a variety of reasons including finding the perfect spot to poop or chasing the neighbor’s cat.
Crate training your dog: Start by choosing the right type and crate size, and determine the right spot for the crate.
When you train your pet for college, scope out your living situation to make sure it’s suitable for the animal’s size and nature.
When you introduce your dog to strangers, be sure to control the situation, reward good behavior, and keep interactions short.
Dog agility training benefits you and your dog. The training challenges your dog mentally and physically. it also enhances your bond.
Dog biting: Understand the common reasons why your dog might bite including playfulness, anxiety, illness, or defending their territory.
An aggressive dog often needs more exercise, socialization and may suffer from health issues. Work with your veterinarian, dog trainer to control aggression.
When choosing dog collars, consider the materials and ensure you get the right size. Also, consider why you need the collar.