If you want to go about training your dog but aren’t sure how, then look no further. One of the best things you can do to learn how to train your dog, is to learn as much information as you can about how to train your dog. The information in this article that can help you train your dog the best way possible.
Do not use training or aids that involve excessive (or even regular) punishment to your dog, as the cost may far outweigh the benefits. Prong collars can cause issues with the trachea in susceptible breeds while simultaneously using negative means of reinforcing heeling. You should be both knowledgeable about and comfortable with whatever training and/or aids you use.
Dog training is an activity that needs to be done frequently. When trying to teach a dog a new behavior one needs to be repetitive. By frequently demonstrating the proper activity or saying the command word it will help the dog learn it. The repetition will facilitate learning of new behaviors for the dog.
Exercise is an important element of training a dog. A dog that does not have enough exercise will have greater amounts of energy. This energy can come out as chewing on things, playing with people, running around the house, or other unwanted activities. Exercise will help one have a manageable dog to work with.
If you want to have a well behaved dog, make sure that you are filling their most basic needs. They need to have water, food, shelter and love. These are essential to a happy and healthy pet, and only then will they want to or have the energy to let you tell them what to do.
Walking your dog is one of the most important aspects of training your dog. It is during these walks that you establish dominance. It is essential that you are in command of the walk and not the dog. This means that you should always be in the lead, with your dog walking beside, not in front of, you.
There are many types of treats you can use to train your dog. What works for one dog may not necessarily work for another. Your dog’s favorite foods will work great as motivators. Be sure that you keep the treats an appropriate size for your dog to easily bite.
Enforce all of the commands you issue to your dog. Do no issue a command on a whim. Only give a command to your dog if you truly mean it. This can lead to having to repeat your commands. A well-trained dog should only need to be told once to do something.
When you are training your dog, you should make sure that your dog is not sick when it is not following your commands that it normally will follow. They also need regular visits to the vet so that he or she can inform you of your dog’s health. If your dog is sick, you shouldn’t punish your dog for not following commands.
With the information you learned in this article you should now have knowledge that you can use towards training your dog to the best of your ability. When you use what you’ve just learned to the best of your ability then you should be well on your way towards having an obedient dog.