You may want an indoor dog, but he is making it almost impossible. You’ve endured everything from having feces on your carpet to having chewed furniture, and this reinforces the need to teach your dog properly. This article offers important training tips to improve indoor life.
Dogs should continue to be trained throughout their lives. Many owners think that once a dog is trained, he’s trained forever. This simply isn’t true. Daily reinforcement by reminding your dog of simple commands, exposing him to new people and providing positive reinforcement is important. This will keep your dog well behaved and allow him to remain a happy member of the family.
Walking your dog means leading your dog. Your role in this situation is to lead the pack, therefore your pet should be expected to walk a half step behind. You will instill confidence in your pet when they know you are leading the pack and making the decisions. They will be less likely to attempt running or being distracted while you walk.
Dogs mimic their owner’s behavior. Don’t be shocked if they decide they want to sleep in your bed and sit in your recliner. Don’t be shocked if they attempt to eat from your plate. Most of all, don’t be angry. Your dog has to be trained that this behavior is unacceptable. They need to be taught the acceptable options.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. The first step is a simple “lay” command. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog’s head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog’s other side. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
When choosing a new dog for your household, it is a good idea to do some research on different breeds of dogs. This will help you find some that are suited for you and your lifestyle so the dog can be a part of your family for many years to come.
Training may be a challenge, but it’s necessary. You are tired of your dog destroying your stuff, and your patience is running thin. Utilizing the guidance presented here, you can teach you dog to behave in a manner that makes him welcome inside your home.