You really can train bad habits out of your dog. What is more, all of the positive traits associated with dogs like obedience, faithfulness, and respect, can be included with the correct training regimen. A well trained dog makes a great pet.
It is a simple task to teach a dog how to roll over, just be sure to keep some dog treats handy! First, have the dog lay down. Hold a treat between your forefingers near the left side of your dog’s head, and then slowly pass the treat in front of his face and to the opposite side. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
Let your dog have more freedom as he or she starts to behave and listen to commands more. The key to a satisfying life for your dog is a balance of freedom and obedience. Avoid giving too much freedom early on, as this can easily counteract your training.
If your dog jumps when you don’t want him to, gently squeeze his paws. Although it may be uncomfortable, it does not hurt them when done lightly. It won’t take much time for your dog to associate the unpleasant squeeze with jumping on a person, and he will quickly refrain from doing so.
Start by teaching your puppy his name. Always refer to your dog by his name, and begin teaching him to come anytime it is called. This is the first set of commands you should teach your new puppy. Spend a lot of time with your new puppy, so he will learn how to gain trust in you. This will make him more receptive in receiving advanced training in the future.
Use your dog’s name often to get and keep his attention. Use it as often as possible when you have your puppy during the first weeks, the puppy will make the connection. Give your dog a relatively short name, preferably one that isn’t likely to be confused with other words.
To keep your dog from biting at furniture or people, or scratching at doors, spray him or her with a bottle of water. This will teach your dog that there are certain behaviors that are unacceptable. Before long, your dog will no long display these behaviors.
Don’t reward or ignore bad behavior because you want to put a stop to it. This just teaches the dog what it can do and what power it has over you. Refrain from giving your dog treats for bad behavior, as this reinforces something negative.
When traveling with your pet, ensure you pack all the necessary equipment. Items like food and water bowls, bathroom bags and paper towels are important in having a very relaxing ride. You can purchase food, so this is not a high priority item.
It should be evident from this article that training a dog does not have to be a monumental battle. The correct focus and determination will enable any dog owner to achieve wonderful things in the training of their pooch. A good training regimen will bring out the best in any dog.