Whether you are just beginning the process of training your dog or a seasoned dog training professional with experience, this article will provide you with a variety of tips, suggestions and advice that you can apply to your situation to maximize results and achieve your dog training goals and objectives.
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.
Although a well trained dog can be taught to put up with just about anything, there will be times and situations where they are truly uncomfortable with a person, another animal, or a place. Don’t force your dog to suffer through more of this discomfort than is absolutely necessary. There is a reason that they are uncomfortable and you need to determine that reason.
Before crating your dog always allow them the opportunity to eliminate. Young dogs, in particular, have to relieve themselves quite frequently. You can’t expect them to not urinate or even defecate in the crate if they haven’t been given the opportunity to do so before they are crated.
Every day, try to allow your pet to have an hour or so of exercise. This is on top of regular training lessons and restroom breaks. By allowing your dog ample play time, he will be more willing to pay attention during training time. When your dog is exercised, he is also happy.
When giving a dog a flea bath, start at the neck and work towards the tail. To prevent fleas from getting into your dog’s eyes, ears, or nose, begin the bath by creating a barrier of wet, soapy fur around the dog’s neck. As you work your way down, fleas will have no choice but to head for the tail, and inevitably, their death by drowning.
Silence your dog’s excessive barking by teaching them a silencing command. If your dog barks, repeat the order, offer a treat when they stop barking and pet them to show you are satisfied. Then, you reward them with a treat. If you repeat this long enough, your dog will associate the treat and then the order with being quiet.
A dog owner who attempts to train his or her pet while angry will never be successful. Dogs are extremely sensitive creatures, and they can sense their owners’ displeasure. Anger and dissatisfaction with a dog’s performance can poison an entire training program. A dog trainer who becomes angry with their pet’s performance should take a break and calm down before continuing their training program.
To conclude, remember that you can make use of the information, tips, advice and suggestions highlighted in this article to train your dog(s) regardless of whether you are just beginning the process, or looking for ways to enhance your existing process. Be patient and apply the information to your case and good luck with your dog training adventures.