Dogs Are Eager To Please, So Training Is Intuitive!

Training your dog can be difficult, especially if it is your first time. Below are several ideas to help you begin your training journey.

TIP! If you want to train your dog, it helps if you can think like a dog. Frustration is easy during dog training.

Stay consistent when it comes to feeding your dog. Develop a feeding schedule, and be consistent with the routines so you can teach your dog what to expect and how to behave. Your dog will eat their food in the time that you have alloted.

Chew Toys

TIP! Repetition is key to teaching your dog new commands. It isn't uncommon for 25-50 repetitions of this same command to be used for the dog to understand it.

In an effort to alleviate your puppy's teething pain, give him plenty of chew toys. You also need to try to have other items he might chew on out of his reach. Immediately replace the object with one of the intended chew toys. A frozen washcloth can provide teething relief for your pup.

TIP! Teaching dogs to roll over can be easy, provided some treats are on hand. First, place your dog in the "down" position.

With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. The first step is to teach your dog to lay. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. Ideally, your dog will use his nose to follow the treat, rolling his whole body in the process. As he rolls, state the command "roll over" in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.

TIP! Training should begin with the easier commands. You will both get instant gratification and establish a good foundation which you and your dog can build on.

Primary reinforcement is critical to dog training. This means you should reward it for good behavior. Primary reinforcements can include using treats, food or even a good belly rub. Then your dog can learn the way to get what he wants.

TIP! Use the dog's name as much as you can to make sure it pays attention. Use the name often, especially during the first weeks at home; the puppy should associate his name with focusing on you.

Make sure you use your dog's name often, so that he learns to associate it with paying attention to you. You puppy will develop the association between his name being called, and him needing to pay attention to what you are telling him. A short name which sounds distinct from many other words is preferable.

TIP! A good training tip is to be aware of the special grooming needs of your dog's breed. Some breeds of dogs need little or no grooming, whereas other breeds need meticulous grooming weekly.

Try to teach your dog good habits right away. You and he will find it much easier to learn how do the right thing than unlearn the wrong. If you never feed your dog table scraps, he will not beg for them.

TIP! Your dog must learn the "down" command. You can use this in emergencies, but also as a stepping stone to many other training skills.

Teach your dog right and wrong for all instances. Everyone in your house needs to enforce these strict rules. This will undermine your efforts and make you work twice as hard to train your dog.

TIP! Teach your dog right and wrong for all instances. This demands that everyone at your home applies strict boundaries.

It might be hard, but you must be patient when it comes to your dog. Remember that your dog doesn't speak your language or really know what you're saying most of the time. The dog can only understand simple gestures and vocal tones but won't understand your meaning. You need to stay calm and just stop training if you seem to be getting frustrated.

TIP! Anxious dogs are prone to chewing on things they shouldn't. If you keep him in a crate and give him toys that are safe for him to chew on, your dog and your house will stay safe.

Training your dog can be simple, effective and even fun, when you have the right advice on hand. Apply what you've learned here, and you'll be an expert dog trainer in no time.