A dog training program is not something to jump into lightly. Dogs require firm and consistent guidance to learn the behaviors their owners want to teach them. It is therefore important to plan out your training regimen thoroughly before you begin. This a

Posted by Robbins McCormack on February 21st, 2021

Keep your dog active. Don't let your dog sit around with nothing to do. They won't get any exercise that way and if they're too bored, they might sniff around and get into some trouble. Dogs that lose interest are hard to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Take your dog on long walks or runs. 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. If you plan to incorporate a crate in dog training, choose one that corresponds to the size of your dog. As your dog gets older, he will probably grow larger. Choose a crate that is sure to be the right proportions for the adult dog you will eventually have. Dogs need room to move about and lie down, and they should not be cramped. Not all dogs are comfortable around other dogs or people. The best way to train your dog to be more comfortable around other animals or people is to expose them to as many people and other dogs as often as possible, preferably earlier in their life. This will make them accustomed to being around others. Be generous with rewards when training your dog. Do not be braveheart of giving too much praise or too many treats. Rewarding your dog encourages him to continue the behavior that led up to the reward. Do not be afraid of spending too much time with training your dog. It will pay off. End each training session positively. Even if your dog has not mastered the skill you are working on, end each training session with a skill they know and praise him profusely. This ensures that each training session ends on a positive note and is a positive memory for your dog. Make sure you are feeding your dog high-quality food. Behavior problems are often caused by a poor diet. High-quality dog food has human-grade ingredients and an expiration date. Making sure your dog eats plenty of protein and avoid giving him "junk" food from the table. A well-fed dog is a happy, obedient dog. Only work on one command at a time. Focusing on one command allows your dog to really hone that skill and get it right. By trying to learn too much at once, you risk confusing your dog, and they may have more difficulty remembering which behavior goes with which command. It's to be expected that your new puppy will likely have an accident now and then. Clean up any messes that are made immediately, so it doesn't hamper your training efforts. Smells from urine and feces can linger in a carpet and attract your pet to return to the same spot for elimination. Look into different cleaners, especially enzyme cleaners, available at any pet store. Changing your tone to reflect emotions is useful in getting the point across to your pet. Command and praise should differ in tone, as should corrections. Always be firm when issuing a command. Corrections should be even sharper. Praise should be offered in your natural tone. Be consistent when you're training your dog. Your dog doesn't understand what your praises mean. Pick one form of praise to use such as: "Good Girl" or "Well Done" and use the same phrase every single time. This will teach your dog that you are praising him or her, and when your dog hears the chosen phrase, he or she will understand it is a compliment. The way you train your dog depends on your own goals and your pet's temperament, of course. Certain methods and strategies can be effectively applied with any training program. If you choose the methods presented in this article that suit your needs and your canine companion's attitude, you will be able to get your dog jumping through hoops - maybe literally - in no time.

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