Having a dog is a lot of fun and you will soon find yourself loving your dog. Know that it takes a lot of dedication to raise a puppy. You must train your dog extensively. Use these tips on a consistent basis and you will see a trained dog in no time at all.
The first thing your dog must learn is who the boss is. He needs to know that you are the authority before he will let you train him. Demonstrate your position of authority to your dog by leading the way whenever the two of you are walking.
To strengthen your training efforts, you can use a designated verbal command to help your animal know what your expectations are and when they have been fulfilled. The word “yes” may serve as a good gap-filler in between the dog’s good behavior and the giving of the reward.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. Your dog will learn to recognize your tone and know they should obey. In time, your dog will understand what you want regardless of which words you use.
Start your canine training with something that will be easy for him to learn. This will be great for immediate gratification, and your dog will begin to understand what you expect along the way. Doing this will give you better results in your training.
Have a blast during each training session with your dog. When you engage in play with your pet, your relationship becomes stronger; your dog will often respond better to you while training because of this enhanced bond. Although training itself is fun, it is good to spend time each day just playing with your dog because you can.
Primary reinforcement is the method commonly used to train dogs. This utilizes something the dog loves as a means to reward positive behaviors. Primary reinforcements include using food as treats and rubbing your dog’s belly. Then your dog can learn the way to get what he wants.
Use these tips now that you know them. Take time to show him what you expect of him and be patient as he learns. It takes time, but it’s worth the endeavor.