Training your dog well will lead to happiness for the both of you. By being trained, you and your dog can relate to each other and where the other one is coming from. After proper training there will be less to worry about and you will be able to live him or her home alone with confidence. Although it may not be easy, the time you devote to teaching your dog manners, tricks, and the proper way to do things will be well spent.
Use control to acknowledge positive behavior while training. Give your dog a treat after they properly respond to your commands, but only if they are nice and calm. While you may be overjoyed with headway you are making, showing excitement causes the dog to become excited and makes you lose control. Be calm and be sure to reward appropriately.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. After you do this enough times, it will become easier for you to get your dog’s attention. The dog will look for your signals.
The first rule to remember when you begin to house train your puppy is that what you feed them will eventually come out the other end. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. This will get your dog into a solid routine for bathroom breaks.
Training your dog is big on making rules for the relationship just like you would with people, you will have such a better time with each other once the rules are in place. Don’t forget to continue providing reinforcement. Maintain discipline and watch for any attitude changes. When your dog has a solid foundation in the basics, his potential is unlimited.