Dog Training Tips: 8 Basic Dog Training Tips For Your Dog

Giving your dog some boundaries and providing them with a safe happy home can be enhanced through some simple training tools.

1. Have a practical outlook during this process. Your pet can’t be expected to measure up to any unreal expectations you have created based on pets you see in the movies or even on television. They have their own way and own time frame to learn things just like people do, be patient.

2. The entire household needs to be working toward the same goal. Someone needs to establish the role of ‘pack leader’ acting as the disciplinarian and being in charge. The pet will learn your role and their role and fall into place.

3. Prepare yourself and your home for training before you bring the puppy into the home. Once you have set up the groundwork in the house then you can commence training with your new puppy the day they come through the front door.

4. Remember your dog is a dog, and don’t over coddle the dog and treat them like your child. Your dog should sleep in their own bed, not yours, and eat a healthy diet of dog food not human food. Their digestive systems are not the same as ours! Toys are good but they can grow tired of them and if they have too many they will not see the value in them quickly. Long walks and playtime with you is an even better reward for them.

5. Communicate with your pet through gestures, contact and your tone of voice. They can learn to respond to verbal cues but gestures and movement are effective tools for training too.

6. Making sure your dog gets some regular exercise is important. If they are full of pent up energy then it’s hard for them to focus. They need to get out, explore their environment and run. They should also socialize so that other dogs are seen as threats to them or they react aggressively toward them.

7. As your dog develops new skills your relationship with your pet will have to change. Also consider that as your dog matures they will need more training. It’s like a child becoming a teenager, or heading off to college, the pet will also go through milestones that you as the pack leader will need to identify and respond to these with new boundaries and new tools to deal with them.

8. Be consistent!

Steven Barnhart
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