Easy Tips On How To Train Your Dog


For countless years, families and singles alike have found joy through the ownership of a dog. These animals provide hours of fun and companionship, bringing memories that anyone who encounters the dog can remember for decades to come; yet sometimes, it does not always run smoothly. Some dogs need a firm but loving hand to show them how to behave and react. If you are looking to train your dog, there are certain things that you should keep in mind as you move forward. By looking at the below tips, you should find something that works for you and brings happiness to the household.

1. Show patience. Not every dog will get it on the first try. It does not do anybody any good to start screaming or scolding the dog simply because they are a little confused. Each animal is different, and some will catch on immediately while others may take some time; pay attention to your dog and see where they fall before jumping to conclusions. If you are quick to help them along and show that it is OK if they are not jumping into it as rapidly as you might like, they will pick up on it. Your kind demeanor will prevent them from becoming stubborn and unwilling to try.

2. Give the dog a reward when they do well. This reward must be immediate; taking them on a walk in the park an hour after a training session is not considered effective. By then, the animal will not remember what they did, and will not associate the trip to the park with doing well. This reward can come in the form of a good petting, a treat, and so on. Make sure that you do not hold back on these rewards. After all, your pet did what was required of them, and they deserve something for it.

3. Be consistent. If you are trying to teach your dog not to urinate on the carpet, for example, it would make little sense to only sometimes correct them. They have to be trained to not take on these bad habits every single time, or it simply will not work. This means that getting lazy about the process and putting it off means that you will never reach your goal. If you do not believe you can do it alone, ask friends and family members to take part in the process.

4. Start early. If you have just adopted a puppy, you will want to start training them as soon as possible. Why? Because you will need to tackle any bad habits before they become a staple part of the dog’s personality. Many dog owners fail to realize that this is important, and thus they face a lot of problems as a result. This is not to say that older dogs are unable to be trained; it is simply a different process. Like children, puppies have an easier time when it comes to learning, and this should be taken advantage of.

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I'm a father of three, married and a home owner since 2006. I've worked in fixing up homes and rental properties.

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