Dogs are dogs, no matter the size or temperament. If this is not taken into account when training, the sessions will not be effective. This article contains some universal dog training techniques that clue humans in on canine thought.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. That is the first step in getting the dog accustomed to your smell and building trust between you. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
Begin your dog training session with something that your dog will be able to learn easily. This will be great for immediate gratification, and your dog will begin to understand what you expect along the way. Using this method as you train produces better results.
Your dog will behave well if you keep reinforcing your training. Even though your dog is an adult, it must keep learning. By reinforcing good behavior, dog’s will become well-behaved.
To reduce your dog’s barking, try to understand what is causing it. Triggers can include strangers, loud sounds or new places. Your dog should realize barking in such situations is needless.
Expect mistakes and setbacks when housebreaking a puppy. Immediately clean up every accident for training purposes. Carpets are known to trap the smell of urine and encourage the dog to return to that spot for further marking. There are a number of products available at pet stores that get rid of these odors.
If you can get your mind in tune with what your dog is thinking, it will have a great impact on your training. The most effective training is through understanding this mindset. With the right information, one can now be a more effective trainer for their dog.