Quick Dog Training Tips

Quick Tips To Help In Training Your Dog

**Never train your dog when either of you are nervous or upset. Wait for a time when you are both feeling calm and happy to train. Training should always be a positive experience for both you and your dog.

**Having trouble keeping your dog off the furniture? Then this dog training tip is for you. Get your dog’s favorite tasty treat and every time she gets on the sofa, tell her to “get down” and as soon as she’s off, give her a treat. Or, throw the treat on the floor after the command “get down”. When she’s off the furniture, give her the command “stay down” and repeat with the treat.

**Need help training your puppy to stop pulling on your pant legs? When you are walking, your puppy sees your pant legs as a fun toy to grab on to. As soon as your puppy takes hold, stop moving and stand still. Eventually, she will become bored because there is no action to it anymore.

**Is your puppy nipping at your hands when you play? Teaching your puppy that your hands are not toys is easy. Instead of using your hands to play with your puppy, always use a toy to play. If you use your hands and fingers to play with your puppy, they learn it’s ok and it can lead to problems. Use proper toys to play.

**Repetition is the most important key to training your dog. When your dog follows a command the correct way, be sure to repeat it many times, always following with a praise and treat.

**Keep your dog training sessions short. A good rule to follow is to train your dog for about 10 minutes a day, twice a day. Puppy training should only last about 5 minutes, since puppies tire easily.

**Exercise your dog regularly every day. A dog has energy that he or she has to be able to burn off in order to behave with good manners. If your dog doesn’t get enough exercise and play, they will find other ways to use this energy, and it’s usually in disruptive ways.

**When trying to house break your dog, make sure you pay attention to them and learn their “potty cues”. Most dogs need to go minutes after playing, eating and waking up. Always take them outside within a few minutes of these and praise them when they potty outside.

**Start training your dog as soon as you get him or her home. No matter how old your dog is, they need to start learning immediately what you expect from them. The longer you wait, the harder it will be. Your dog will think that any behavior they display will be tolerated if you don’t start immediately.