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Dog Training Advise

When you are working on dog training your newest addition to the family, try not to accidentally punish the animal for good behavior.  If you have gotten a puppy, for example, and he goes to the bathroom outside correctly do not leave the dog out there alone.  Take time with him and play with him because if you leave him alone he will be sad and think he did something wrong.


Training your dog is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your pet. Teach your dog one command at a time. Tell your dog to sit, and when they do, give them a treat. Once they have mastered one command, you can move on to the next. Training your dog will provide a more peaceful relationship between you and your pet. Your dog will know that you are in command, and listen to what you want them to do.


Use your pets name whenever you want to get his attention.  Try to do this at least ten times a day, and never call your pet to you by name to punish him.  This will help you to gain better control over your pet and establish a strong relationship.  


Never reward negative behavior. Many dog owners have difficulty training their pet. When a long training session has ended and there has been no progress, they might find themselves tempted to reward their dog anyway. Even if you love your dog dearly, never reward their bad or undesirable behavior.


When feeding your dog, always expect the dog to be in a calm state and ready to eat. Hyper activity at feeding time will not allow the pet to properly address feeding rituals. Establish a ritual of a calm animal who sits and waits patiently for you to give food. After this behavior is taught, your dog will probably begin sitting patiently as you prepare their food.


Establish a calm environment when you enter a room that your dog is in. Play time is good to have with your pet, however, your dog should remain calm when you enter the room. Do not acknowledge the animal when you enter and by doing so you create a controlled atmosphere in which you decide how and when play time begins.


Make sure your dog is eating a healthy diet. A poor diet is bad for your dog on several levels. It can not only damage their health, it can also influence their behavior. Something as simple as improving their diet can sometimes have a huge impact on how receptive they are to training.


Dogs benefit from being trained to respond not just to verbal commands but also to the body language of their owner.  Consider, for example, a dog that is approaching its owner from across a busy highway.  The dog who is trained to stay in response to the proper hand motion will be more likely to survive this experience than the dog trained only to verbal commands.


Create a regular schedule for your dog. Make sure his meals are at the same time each day, and walk him morning and night. Try to take him out for toilet breaks using a consistent routine. Dogs tend to thrive when they have a schedule that they can follow.


Dogs mimic their owner's behavior.  Don't be shocked if they decide they want to sleep in your bed and sit in your recliner.  Don't be shocked if they attempt to eat from your plate.  Most of all, don't be angry.  Your dog has to be trained that this behavior is unacceptable.  They need to be taught the acceptable options.


If your dog does not seem to be responding to your training, make an appointment with your vet. If your dog is not learning properly, it does not mean they are dumb. Sometimes physical and occasionally mental maladies could cause your dog to not respond properly to training. Your vet may be able to give you some indication to the problem.


Dog training sessions should occur at the same time each day, if possible. Dogs, much like children, can thrive on a set schedule. This pattern will promote a learning environment in which your dog is eager to learn at the given time. Sporadic training causes confusion within your pet and can prolong the training.


Focus on making the training sessions with your dog fun.  All animals behave better when they enjoy being good.  Use whatever your dog likes, including toys, attention and privileges, to help make training a game rather than a chore.  You will probably be surprised at the type of results you get from your animal.  


Food and treats can be your ally in training your dog to seek out his crate.  Allow your dog to find strategically placed bits of food and a few treats every once in awhile when he returns to his crate.  He will make it a habit of checking the crate out more regularly just in case something else has miraculously appeared there.


It is important to understand that training your dog will require a lot of patience and repetition. It often takes a dog between 25 and 50 repetitions before they are able to learn a new command. Getting frustrated will only delay your results and may hurt your relationship with your pet.


When training your dog, do it in short sessions, no more than fifteen to twenty minutes each session. This keeps your dog from becoming bored and uninterested in the training. More importantly, it ensures that your focus is entirely on training, which is vital to ensuring your dog's success.


There are many different ways to train a dog. Just like all humans learn differently, all dogs learn differently. You should research some different training styles and see which ones work best for your specific dog. When in doubt, contact a professional and get their opinion or seek professional training services.


Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. They often don't function as well as advertised and are far more expensive than conventional training methods. Plus, using devices like shock collars can stifle your dog and discourage even good behavior. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.

When you are working on dog training your newest addition to the family, try not to accidentally punish the animal for good behavior.  If you have gotten a puppy, for example, and he goes to the bathroom outside correctly do not leave the dog out there alone.  Take time with him and play with him because if you leave him alone he will be sad and think he did something wrong.


Training your dog is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your pet. Teach your dog one command at a time. Tell your dog to sit, and when they do, give them a treat. Once they have mastered one command, you can move on to the next. Training your dog will provide a more peaceful relationship between you and your pet. Your dog will know that you are in command, and listen to what you want them to do.


Use your pets name whenever you want to get his attention.  Try to do this at least ten times a day, and never call your pet to you by name to punish him.  This will help you to gain better control over your pet and establish a strong relationship.  


Never reward negative behavior. Many dog owners have difficulty training their pet. When a long training session has ended and there has been no progress, they might find themselves tempted to reward their dog anyway. Even if you love your dog dearly, never reward their bad or undesirable behavior.


When feeding your dog, always expect the dog to be in a calm state and ready to eat. Hyper activity at feeding time will not allow the pet to properly address feeding rituals. Establish a ritual of a calm animal who sits and waits patiently for you to give food. After this behavior is taught, your dog will probably begin sitting patiently as you prepare their food.


Establish a calm environment when you enter a room that your dog is in. Play time is good to have with your pet, however, your dog should remain calm when you enter the room. Do not acknowledge the animal when you enter and by doing so you create a controlled atmosphere in which you decide how and when play time begins.


Make sure your dog is eating a healthy diet. A poor diet is bad for your dog on several levels. It can not only damage their health, it can also influence their behavior. Something as simple as improving their diet can sometimes have a huge impact on how receptive they are to training.


Dogs benefit from being trained to respond not just to verbal commands but also to the body language of their owner.  Consider, for example, a dog that is approaching its owner from across a busy highway.  The dog who is trained to stay in response to the proper hand motion will be more likely to survive this experience than the dog trained only to verbal commands.


Create a regular schedule for your dog. Make sure his meals are at the same time each day, and walk him morning and night. Try to take him out for toilet breaks using a consistent routine. Dogs tend to thrive when they have a schedule that they can follow.


Dogs mimic their owner's behavior.  Don't be shocked if they decide they want to sleep in your bed and sit in your recliner.  Don't be shocked if they attempt to eat from your plate.  Most of all, don't be angry.  Your dog has to be trained that this behavior is unacceptable.  They need to be taught the acceptable options.


If your dog does not seem to be responding to your training, make an appointment with your vet. If your dog is not learning properly, it does not mean they are dumb. Sometimes physical and occasionally mental maladies could cause your dog to not respond properly to training. Your vet may be able to give you some indication to the problem.


Dog training sessions should occur at the same time each day, if possible. Dogs, much like children, can thrive on a set schedule. This pattern will promote a learning environment in which your dog is eager to learn at the given time. Sporadic training causes confusion within your pet and can prolong the training.


Focus on making the training sessions with your dog fun.  All animals behave better when they enjoy being good.  Use whatever your dog likes, including toys, attention and privileges, to help make training a game rather than a chore.  You will probably be surprised at the type of results you get from your animal.  


Food and treats can be your ally in training your dog to seek out his crate.  Allow your dog to find strategically placed bits of food and a few treats every once in awhile when he returns to his crate.  He will make it a habit of checking the crate out more regularly just in case something else has miraculously appeared there.


It is important to understand that training your dog will require a lot of patience and repetition. It often takes a dog between 25 and 50 repetitions before they are able to learn a new command. Getting frustrated will only delay your results and may hurt your relationship with your pet.


When training your dog, do it in short sessions, no more than fifteen to twenty minutes each session. This keeps your dog from becoming bored and uninterested in the training. More importantly, it ensures that your focus is entirely on training, which is vital to ensuring your dog's success.


There are many different ways to train a dog. Just like all humans learn differently, all dogs learn differently. You should research some different training styles and see which ones work best for your specific dog. When in doubt, contact a professional and get their opinion or seek professional training services.


Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. They often don't function as well as advertised and are far more expensive than conventional training methods. Plus, using devices like shock collars can stifle your dog and discourage even good behavior. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.