Become The Alpha Dog

Great Tips On How To Train Your Puppy To Behave Correctly

Having a dog can enrich your life tremendously, but it can also come with its share of difficulty. Many owners simply do not know how to effectively handle canine behavioral problems, and can sometimes make the dog’s behavior worse. If this is your situation, then relax – we’re here to help!

Never punish your dog, or discipline him, after the fact. If you find that he urinated on the carpet earlier in the day, punishing him now won’t help. Dogs cannot reason and have very short term memories, so they will not associate the earlier accident with the punishment at hand.

If your dog is running away from you, don’t try to chase him. Instead, call him by name and give a command, such as “come.” Your pet views chasing as a game and thinks you want to play along. The exception to this tip would be if your dog is about to enter a dangerous situation and has not responded to your commands.

Little dogs like Dachshunds that like to hide and burrow may enjoy beds or hideaways intended for cats. A tube type play structure or a cat bed that is covered and made of soft, flexible foam and faux fur may be exactly what your Doxy wants to curl up in secret!

Being patient, yet persistent and assertive is the key to training your dog to behave well. Obedience comes with rewards and punishments, and you can’t give up or the dog won’t change. Make sure the dog gets time outdoors to play and expend energy, and realize that it takes time to train.

To train a dog how to act around people and guests in your home, it is crucial that the dog is socialized with other people. This contact with people, especially people who are new to your dog, will allow you to train the dog on how he should react. This is very useful to the training process.

Try not to repeat commands. It is human nature to repeat a word or in this case, command when we’re frustrated. However, repeating yourself around your dog will get you nowhere. Every time a command is repeated, your dog learns that listening to you is optional. Be firm with commands and be stubborn by waiting him out.

Be aware of your body language when you are with your dog. Animals are keenly aware of it, and pay more attention to your actions than they do your words. Make sure that you are sending the intended messages of authority and unconditional love to your dog at all times.

Use your pets name whenever you want to get his attention. Try to do this at least ten times a day, and never call your pet to you by name to punish him. This will help you to gain better control over your pet and establish a strong relationship.

Well, you have made it through the first several months, or even year, that you brought home that fuzz ball. Through trials and tribulations, praise and happiness, you and Fido have finally come to the realization that you are each in your forever home and you both know how to behave.

There’s a lot more about stop a dog from chewing, dog care, dog walking and other useful dog information at www.dogsanddogtraining.com

Posted under Potty training puppies

This post was written by TKB_Editor on April 28, 2012

Tags: , ,

Other Dog Training Resources
Dove Creswell Puppy and Dog Online Training Trained Pet Dog Dogproblems.com Dog Training Aids at Amazon.com

More Blog Post

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional