Dog Training Basics You Should Know

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Training a puppy can be frustrating and even harder if you are not getting a young dog. This advice will get you started on improving your relationship and your pet’s confidence.

Consistency is critical for crate training to succeed. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. Eventually, the puppy will learn to wait to pee until given the opportunity.


TIP! Dogs quickly learn whether or not you really expect them to respond to your commands every time or if they might be able to get away with not obeying on occasion. Don’t send false messages! Don’t give your dog a command unless you are prepared to follow through and insure your dog obeys that command.

Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. The leashes or chains can become intertwined, causing harm to one or more of the dogs. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.

Training your dog to start rolling over is easy, but be sure to have some treats. The first step is a simple “lay” command. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. It will take some work, but keep on trying!


TIP! Training your puppy should start as early as 6 weeks old. The earlier you can start training your new pup, the better the results will be.

Training should be completed in small spurts. Your dog’s memory and attention span is short, keep the training this way. If you desire to do a lot more training, be sure to give your dog breaks in between training sessions.

Use your dog’s name when you can, as it will help to get your dog to pay attention. Use it as often as possible when you have your puppy during the first weeks, the puppy will make the connection. Select a name that is short and distinctive.


TIP! Take everything that your friends and family members say about your training program with a grain of salt. Everyone will have their own opinions about how you should help your pet learn to follow directions.

When training a dog it is important to teach him good habits from the start. Bad habits are hard to break, so start training your dog early. To avoid a dog that begs for table scraps, never give it table food to begin with.

To train young dogs to walk with a leash, you must first have the dog wear a collar during playtime. Having the dog comfortable in wearing its collar is crucial and it will be able to give the dog its identification in case it takes it off.


TIP! Go through the door before your dog, eat your own dinner first and always make sure that you win tug-of-war, by taking away the toy when you’re done. This all asserts that you are the pack leader and your dog is subordinate.

Spray your dog with water to discourage bad behavior at home. This method shows your dog that what they are doing is wrong. Before long, your dog will no long display these behaviors.

Make sure you know your dog’s grooming needs based off his or her breed. Some dogs require a small amount of grooming, while others may require meticulous grooming each week. A groomed dog is happier, cleaner, and healthier.


TIP! When you are training your dog, remember to take frequent breaks and not try to teach too much all at once. Your dog will quickly become overwhelmed and refuse to follow directions if the training period is too long.

Regular challenges will keep your dog from losing his chops. Provide your dog with fun ways to “quiz” it in order to ensure that it hasn’t lost past training.

Always be consistent when you are training your dog. Make sure everyone involved in your dog’s life uses the same commands that you do. It is also recommended that everyone use the same positive reinforcements for good behavior and negative response when the dog is disobedient. If different people are responding differently with the dog, it will make training difficult and confuse the dog.


TIP! Be kind when you are training your dog. Dogs can sense when you are being impatient with them.

Know your dog’s body language to know when they have go out. Dogs typically have a pattern before elimination. When you learn to recognize this behavior pattern and take him outside right away, you will teach him the right way to behave. Understanding the dog’s natural disposition helps make house training simpler for everyone involved.

It is important to use a wide spectrum of treats when training your dog. Get treats that your dog will want more than the normal treats they get every day. These unique treats will make them more eager to perform well in training.

TIP! Set your dog up to succeed for the end of a session. End all of your training sessions with a command that you know that he can do and reward him for his effort.

Since you have now read this article with its many ideas, tricks, tips and techniques, you can have a better behaved dog for a happier home. Use the advice you learned now and get started on a better relationship with your dog.

training your puppy

training your puppy
training your puppy
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