Effective Strategies To Training Your Dog

Dogs may be man’s best friend, but some days will leave you frustrated and feeling like your dog is against you. Fortunately for you, it only takes a little fundamental training to shape up your dog’s behavior in the near future.

Try to think about what it would be like to be your dog. A lot of owners get frustrated when their dog is not understanding a basic command. Do not give up! Switch things up by thinking like a dog. Your dog may not understand because it hasn’t been said enough.

Make sure you establish feeding routines and times for your dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to. Soon your dog will be finished with the meal before you are ready to remove the dish.

The more active your dog is, the healthier it will be. Dogs can get bored easily. When dogs are bored they are difficult to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Walk or run your dog frequently.

Dogs can concentrate on one thing intensely and you will have to learn to break his attention. Eventually, you will be able to ensure that your dog is more focused on you and your commands than other distractions.

Keep your dog up to date with training your dog, in order to keep him or her compliant with an established set of rules. Often dog owners will stop enforcing the rules that their dog learned in their training courses. Pets, just like humans, need to be reminded of the rules now and then. That is why it is vital to ensure your dog maintains a strict rule system.

Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! Start by commanding the animal to lie down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. Ideally, your dog will use his nose to follow the treat, rolling his whole body in the process. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say “roll over” out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.

Basic dog training is easily incorporated into daily routine providing for fast training results. So if the relationship with your dog is not as good as it should be, try a few of these suggestions.