Potty train an older dog: Establish a routine, use lots of praise, take him outside often, and learn to watch his cues. And never scold.
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.
Dog stress: Watch for seven warning signs your dog is in danger and take immediate action to help your dog. Stress can cause serious health issues.
Train your dog at home: Prevent bad habits like barking, biting and chewing by focusing on simple obedience commands. Keep training sessions short and fun.
If you buy dog treats, you can train your dogs to behave better at home. Dog treats simply have that kind of power and magic.
Most puppies and dogs diagnosed with canine autism lack socialization skills. They don’t like to be touched and usually won’t make eye contact.
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.
Summer dog walking tips: Check pavement temperature, take advantage of shade, give your dog plenty of water, take shorter walks.
Dog home alone again? If you’re preparing to go back to work, get your dog ready. To prevent separation anxiety, use training, treats, and a safe space.
Training your dog is an excellent opportunity for puppy and owner to bond and establish a power dynamic so your pup learns to respond to commands.
Agility training helps dogs build confidence and learn to pay attention to their handlers. The training includes activities such as jumps and tunnels.