A well-trained dog is essential in keeping a clean house. Many people are ignorant when it comes to dog training. However, it doesn’t take much to learn the basics of how to train a dog. Advice like what you are about to read ought to help you.
Dogs have a tendency to zone in on one particular thing until something else grabs their attention. Your dog can learn to focus less and less, except for your commands, by using repetition.
Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself. A larger dog could cause a tangle so bad that the smaller dog could be choked by the leash.
A number of repetitions will be necessary before your dog will be able to master a new command. It can take as many as 50 repetitions of one command before your dog learns it. Continue repeating the command patiently, and eventually your dog will understand it.
As you train your dog to use the bathroom, keep in mind what whatever they eat will also come out. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. You can then schedule your walks at the right times to prevent unwanted accidents.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. Ideally, your dog will use his nose to follow the treat, rolling his whole body in the process. Say the command, “roll over” when he rolls over. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
If you encounter a dog with whom you are not acquainted, you should do so slowly and with the back of a hand outstretched. That is the first step in getting the dog accustomed to your smell and building trust between you. Once a dog is used to your scent, it will trust you and obey your orders.
With the advice in the article above, you should have a good idea on how to properly train your dog. Try to come up with ways you can teach your whole family how to train your dog.