Has your dog been acting up? Then, it’s likely that your dog requires additional training. Spending that extra time training him, will result in a more disciplined dog. This article provides some tips to help you start training your dog.
Stay as consistent as possible if you want your dog to learn how to delay going to the bathroom. When you are at home, spend time with your dog and take him outside every hour. When the dog eliminates outside, offer it praise. Don’t yell at your dog for an indoor accident. He is unaware of the problem, and shouting will be ineffective. Make it a rule that fifteen minutes after the dog eats or drinks, he is taken out for a walk. As well, he should be taken out each time he is let out of the crate.
Address boredom barking. When your dog barks constantly as a result of his boredom, you bear the responsibility! This means your dog has no way of releasing pent-up energy; therefore, they are barking. Spend time playing with and walking the dog. Offer entertaining toys when you are unavailable to play such as chew toys or doggie puzzle toys.
If you do not mind having your dog go to the bathroom indoors, you should set aside an area for him to take care of business. Get some potty pads placed in that area, and over time remove one after another until there is one left. This will help train the dog to go in that one specific locale.
When house training your dog, keep in mind that whatever you feed him must come out. In order to regulate your dog’s toileting habits, you should feed him a good quality food at the same times each day. If you know when the puppy eats, you will be able to better predict when to take him out. This means fewer accidents!
Keep goals realistic and stay patient. For example, a dog who is used to jumping up and sleeping on the bed will not stop immediately when asked. It is much easier to address issues when dogs are still young.
Always reinforce and reward your dog for demonstrating the desired behavior. This does not mean to punish your pet when he does something bad; instead, simply do not reinforce negative behavior. Negative reinforcement does not encourage trust between you and your dog. Positive reinforcement will ensure that your dog will want to do good things more often in order to receive treats and praise.
One good training method is known as “shake-can”. To make a shake can, simply place several coins into an empty soda bottle and tighten the lid. Shake the can whenever your dog misbehaves. Doing so startles the dog. Eventually, your dog will get the idea that the behavior is not allowed. You should only shake it one time, if done more than one time your dog will not respond to it any longer.
Understand limitations of older dogs. An older dog will never be able to be trained perfectly. They all have little quirks that you should learn to embrace! If you decide to adopt a dog that is older, remember he may be set in his ways. Although you can teach them some new tricks, it’s probably best that you focus on undoing negative habits they have instead of trying to teach them cool new tricks.
With the right training, both you and your pet can be more relaxed and enjoy life. Substantial improvements in behavior are possible for even the most difficult dogs with consistent training. By using this advice, you can successfully train your dog.