Using wee-wee pads is actually counter productive when you are potty training your new puppy. The potty pads or the wee-wee pads often leak which can leave enzymes behind that will confuse the puppy as to where they should be going potty. Wee-wee pads might also cause a dog to mistake anything with a similar shape (a rug, for example) for a suitable place to relieve itself. Teaching your dog the appropriate place to go from the start is always the more practical idea.
Do not quit when you are training your dog. Through constant and positive reinforcement, you will be able to train your dog to retain the behaviors you teach them. You always need to keep training your dog, just like you need to continue feeding it and providing it shelter.
If you want to be sure you are successful in your dog training efforts, it is vital that you keep your dog active throughout its life. Dogs are not meant to lie around all day and do nothing. To keep them happy and healthy, they have to run around or do a job. Some examples of ways to get your dog more active would be to put it in a fitness class, take it running, or teach it how to play Frisbee. Do not allow your dog to become bored and keep it entertained by keeping it active.
Always keep the atmosphere positive and motivational when conducting a training session with your dog. Reward your dog during the training session, particularly when it does what you ask of it. Using punishment and negative training techniques will only make the dog afraid of you and less likely to want to please its master.
Harnesses can give you less control of a dog than a cinching collar. If you plan on using a harness outside of training, put both that and a collar on your dog during the training process. This will teach him to respond to commands even after the cinching collar is removed.
There are few effective ways to approach the matter of crate training your puppy or dog. If they don’t want to go in the crate, try luring them in with a treat or chew bone. They’ll know the bone is in there and will want to go inside and get it. Upon entering the crate, praise your puppy to make sure it knows it did a good job.
It’s important that your dog enjoy training and look forward to training sessions. Keep the sessions between 10-15 minutes, as this is about the attention span of most dogs. Give out different kinds of rewards. You should praise your dog when he or she does a good job. Training your dog can be an enjoyable experience for both of you.
Training a dog is beneficial for everyone. It makes the dog happy, the owner happy and the neighbors happy. With this article, you have learned some tips and tricks you can use when it comes time to train your beloved dog.
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