Training a dog for the first time can be so frustrating and time consuming that some dog owners completely give up and just hope for the best. Later on when that same dog has an accident in the house, or chews up something valuable, dog owners regret that they didn’t take the appropriate time for dog training. When a dog is not listening to his owner, it is not the dogs fault. Dogs can only do what they are trained to do. If you have never trained your dog to be obedient and listen to you, than you cannot blame the dog. You must blame yourself.
Training your dog is not something that is done in a day and forgotten about. You must constantly reinforce the lessons you have taught your dog. It is no good to teach your dog a command that you are never going to use. You must constantly train your dog to be obedient. The longer you wait to start implementing dog training, the harder your struggle will be with your dog. Your dog must have respect for you and listen to what you say. If you cannot get your dog to listen to you, the dog will do whatever he chooses. And that might include destroying your stuff.
Dogs are very wonderful, loving, and pleasing creatures. Dogs need feedback from their owners to know if they are being obedient or disobedient. So you must constantly give your dog positive feedback when they are doing something right. Dogs love praise. Lavish your dog with praise when he completes a command or is being good. Dogs remember positivity and praise, and they will associated it with their great behavior.
All dogs should learn their name before they learn anything else. If you see your dog doing something they are not supposed to do, simply call the dog by name sternly. This will be the beginning of your dog listening to you and responding to his name.
A great way to learn all about training your dog is on the internet. There is no shortage of information online about dog training. A simple Google search should give you all the information you need.
Whatever great information you find about dog training and obedience, you must remember that you have to be consistent with the training, and repetitive. Dogs do not know if they are doing something right or wrong without your input. Don’t be lazy with your dog. Learn all you can, take the time whenever you are playing with your dog or talking your dog for a walk to reinforce the dog training.
Everyday, your dog should learn more about what is appropriate and inappropriate. Taking the time to raise your dog properly and train him will make your dog happy and will make your life much more easier.