Woman putting a hat on a dog during a training session.

Training Your Dog In A Nutshell

What a great thing! What is your next step after bringing your dog home? Proper training will benefit both you and your canine companion. These tips will give you all the tools you need to train your pet.

If your dog jumps when you don’t want him to, gently squeeze his paws. Do something that makes them uncomfortable so that they can associate their action with something negative. They will stop doing this behavior since it will be associated with a negative feeling.

Never allow your training sessions to run on for too long. Dogs can’t pay attention for a long time, so keep sessions short and dynamic. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.

A good way to reduce the level of barking come from your dog, is to immerse them in their barking triggers so that they get used to them. A variety of things can cause this, whether other animals, unknown people or specific sounds. Your goal is to show your pet that barking is not an appropriate response to these common stimuli.

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Use your dog’s name as many times as you can, this will keep his attention on you. By using his name all the time in the first month of having our dog, he should associate his name with focusing on you. Keep the name brief, and make sure that it does not sound too similar to other commonly used words.

During leash training, it is necessary to ensure that the leash stays loose. Dogs love exploring new land whenever they get the chance to go walking. Their eagerness and energy may cause them to pull on the leash. The smart owner discourages this behavior, teaching the dog to walk with a slack leash instead.

Praising your pooch is an absolute must during training sessions. You can act as though you are super excited and talk to them in a happy tone of voice. Do not reward bad behavior; instead correct unwanted behaviors and praise when your dog responds correctly.

When taking your dog on a trip, be sure to have collar and leash, food and water, your dog’s bed and plenty of plastic bags to clean up after your dog. Don’t forget essentials like food and water, and bathroom items. Do not worry about taking a bag of their dog food with you; it is much easier to pick some up when you get to your destination.

Both owners and dogs are happy when the dog is well trained. The tips listed here will lead you to canine training success.

Also you can use an electric dog fence system to help your dog learn and understand how to be safe at all times and where are his boundaries start and ends.

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