There is a multitude of reasons to train your dog. People train dogs to protect people, to hunt, for pleasure or to work for them. Dogs’ general willingness to please makes them ideal students. This is exactly what makes dogs one of the greatest pets to own. Use the following tips to get the most out of your canine training efforts with your pet.
It is of utmost importance that you reward your dog consistently and correctly while training. Unless you offer treats appropriately and frequently, it’s almost impossible to keep him motivated and interested. Dogs can get confused if they are rewarded at inappropriate times.
Make sure your dog is up and active often. Boredom often befalls an inactive dog, or he may find himself in a “mutt rut” with a dull and listless routine. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
The first step in puppy training is commanding control. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. Demonstrate your position of authority to your dog by leading the way whenever the two of you are walking.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. 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.
As you read at the start of this article, people have numerous reasons to train your dog. You will undoubtedly enjoy your dog more when he is trained, and he also will thrive with the ability to please you. This article likely helped you brainstorm ideas for training your own furry pal.