Appropriate training your dog is important in ensuring that your home environment remains peaceful for your dog and for yourself. Try a few of these tips. You may find your interactions with your canine friend dramatically changed by these tips.
Do not tie more than one dog in the same area. The chain from one dog could wrap around the second and the dogs could get hurt trying to get free. A larger dog could cause a tangle so bad that the smaller dog could be choked by the leash.
Repetition is the key to success when teaching a dog a new command. It is said that a human only masters something when they do it 10,000 times, and dogs are no different, although it should take much less repetitions than that! Use the command over and over again until the dog gets the hint.
Training a dog to go outside to pee means remembering that they’ll have to go after ingesting food or water. To keep your puppies toiletry habits regular, feed him a high quality food 2-3 times a day at the same time each day. This ensures your dog won’t have accidents as you’ll know when to expect a trip outside.
Avoid training devices which are high end such as shock collars. In many cases, they do not live up to the advertising expectations created, and are just more money than more effective and traditional training tools. They can cause your dog to be confused about all their behaviors. These techniques don’t normally work.
When house-breaking your puppy, choose a specific phrase to use when it’s time to go outdoors. Whenever the dog is taken out, use the term you have chosen to refer to the process of relieving him or herself, and the pet will make a mental link between going outside and doing just that.
You can always teach a old dog new tricks. Just be patient in the application of these techniques. With any luck, the dog will be much happier.