If you have recently purchased a dog or puppy and are now looking for information on how to train your dog then you've come to the right place. The internet is filled with lots of tips and tricks on how to train your dog, but how do you know which ones will be most effective? It can be overwhelming trying to sift through all the different information out there. In this article I'm going to outline a couple of simple tips that I think will really help. Hopefully by the time you're finished reading this article you'll have a better idea of how to train your dog and improve your relationship with your new dog.
Start a Dog Obedience Class: Learn how to establish a basic structure before you start to train your dog using more complicated methods. Train Your Dog With Games: Training a dog shouldn't just consist of treats and praise, it should also include lots of fun games! Everyone knows that it's much easier to learn if you're having a great time, so why not implement some simple games into your overall dog obedience training routine? Simple tricks like 'sit' or 'stay' will go a long way to establishing yourself as the leader of the pack. Always reward your puppy or dog when they obey, otherwise they'll soon become a pack of mischievous puppies that take anything offered to them.
Try Different Approaches: Everyone has their own little tricks and techniques when it comes to dog training. So it's important that you know how to train your dog by trying various approaches. One good technique is to vary your commands and use different intensities of voice. I use a lower tone for a command and a much higher pitch for something like 'come'. This makes the lesson far less formal and far more fun. Of course you'll need to make sure that your treats are always handy for the rewarding of good behavior.
Train Your Pet by Using a Click Sound: Every dog loves a treat and a click sound and they know how to behave around a treat. You simply click a click sound and then say a special word while flashing your finger up and down at your pet. As they approach the treat you can then click your own praise. Each time they get the treat in the right place to say the praise and click again. They'll soon understand that when they approach the treat they get a click and a treat.
Crate Training Your Dog: If you haven't already been crate training your pet then you're making a mistake. It's actually one of the most effective ways to potty train a dog and the fact that it doesn't involve punishment or yelling. Simply close the door of the crate and leave it alone. When they relieve themselves in the crate praise them and give them a treat.
Praise Your Pet For Good Behavior: Every dog is different and if you reward your pet for good behavior they won't associate good behavior with getting treats. To start you'll simply decide what you'd like your pet to do. For example, you could have them sit on command while you give them a treat. However, don't have them lie down immediately. In general, if your dog does something you'd like them to do then they will do it. If not then simply say "no" and walk away while giving them their treats.
When Training a Dog With a Stick: You can also use a dog training collar. These collars simulate the pull of a puppy, which dogs find very hard to resist. To use the collar simply say the command that is associated with the stick and then attach the collar around your pet's neck. Be sure to say this in a firm and commanding voice. Be sure to always reward your pet with a treat every time they listen to your command.
Rewards and Punishment: Dogs respond very well to rewards and punishment. If you consistently use treats when your pet exhibits a desirable behavior then they will learn what behaviors cause them to get treats. The trick is to use it in a manner that creates a bonding situation between you and your pet. A great place to practice this is by putting your pet in a confined area and saying "sit" while giving him a treat. Eventually, they will begin to anticipate your instruction and look forward to it.