Did you get a dog and are not sure how to train it? Want to squash bad behavior? This article should be where you begin! Continue reading to obtain some advice for teaching a dog to really be your best friend. It can be hard to train for a few people as in most cases your dog is also your emotional support animal.
- Always use the same words when giving commands to your dog. Using different phrasing for basic commands can confuse your dog. Saying “Come” today and saying “Come here” the next, in the dog’s mind, is like teaching two different commands, however, the behavior is expected to be the same. Keep it simple and keep it consistent.
- When training your dog, it is imperative that you remain patient at all times. Moving too quickly or losing your temper can confuse your dog and cause him to mistrust you. Without proper trust, your dog will never fully submit to your training and your relationship with your dog will surely suffer.
- Focus on your body language when training. Dogs respond much easier to non-verbal cues. Pay attention to how they respond to different actions and facial expressions that you make to learn what effect they have on them. Keep your words short and to the point and reinforce them with bodily actions.
- House training your puppy can be a lot faster and more effective than using a crate. The crate should never be used for punishment. The puppy should be put in it at night and in between times of interaction with its owner. His natural instinct is to not relieve himself in his sleeping area.
Now that you have read just how simple dog training can be, why put it off any longer? Implement these tips right away to teach your dog obedience. Dogs actually love knowing what you expect of them and want to have the ability to follow commands you give them. All they need is a leader to lead them down the right oath. Try it right now!