Having a well-behaved dog can lead to a much better relationship between you and your pet. Well-trained, social dogs are lots of fun to be around. If you want to have a better bond with your dog, keep reading.
A dog needs a healthy diet as much as a dog owner does. A bad diet is unhealthy for dogs for many reasons. It can damage your dog’s health and affect their behavior. Simply enhancing a dog’s diet can make a big difference in its receptiveness to training.
The more active your dog is, the healthier it will be. Dogs can get bored easily. A bored dog is very difficult to train. When your dog is exercised and is happy, training will be easier. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
Be patient when teaching your dog, it will take some time. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Just remember to keep trying and be patient. Eventually, your dog will learn.
You should keep doggy treats handy for rewarding your dog. It is important for your pet to understand that you have certain expectations, what those expectations are, and that he will be rewarded for complying. Doing so leaves no question as to whether a behavior is considered acceptable or strictly forbidden.
When you approach a strange dog, make sure you approach him slowly and allow the dog to sniff your hand. This allows the dog to get used to your scent and makes him much more likely to trust you. When the dog knows your scent, he is better able to trust you and follow given commands.
You must teach your dog how to walk correctly when the leash is attached. Doing so is a matter of safety for both you and the dog when you take him for a walk.
Make sure your dog understand he does not need to respond to the word “no”. Positive reinforcement is the best method for dog training. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. Because no two dogs are the same, the training you use should work with their needs.
Many times people expect that training their puppy will be much more difficult and stressful that it actually is. You can help your dog have greatly improved behavior by following these tips and being open to adjusting your behavior as necessary.