While many dogs are dropped off at shelters because their behavior was not what the owners expected, it is often possible to avoid this situation. Any dog can be trained to become well-behaved, healthy and happy. It isn’t that hard to have this kind of dog.
Establish a calm environment when you enter a room that your dog is in. It is great to have playtime with your pet, but your dog should stay calm when you come into the room. Avoid acknowledging the dog upon your entry, and you can foster the sort of controlled environment necessary to good behavior.
Give your puppy some toys to chew on so they do not hurt while teething, keep other things they might want to chew on out of their reach! Then, give it something that it is allowed to chew on if it likes. Teething pain can be soothed by a washcloth that has been soaked in water and frozen.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. If you keep up with his training, your dog will look to you more often for direction rather than looking to the environment.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. This will let him know you are serious and he needs to listen. You should also work on developing different tones to use in different situations. For example, you can have a sharp one for disciplinary purposes, and a firm, but not-as-sharp one for simple commands.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. This lets them warm up to the scent and they’ll most likely trust you. When the dog knows your scent, he is better able to trust you and follow given commands.
Limit the time of your training sessions with your dog so he doesn’t lose focus. Remember that a dog has a short attention span and cannot focus on one thing for too long. Keep first training lessons to 10 minutes or less.
In conclusion, it’s not impossible to have a well-behaved dog. Training your dog and giving him lots of attention and love is surely what your dog needs. The provided steps can help you do this and give you a lovable dog that you will be proud to have.