If Spot is acting up and not listening to a word you say, he needs dog training. It can be incredibly frustrating to deal with a disobedient dog, and it can be difficult to know how to stop your canine’s bad behavior. This article will answer a lot of the questions you have about dog training.
Using a clicker is helpful in training your yorkshire terrier puppy to learn new behaviors. Clicker training teaches a dog to identify which behaviors produce a reward, often his favorite treat. For example, if you give your dog the command, “sit” and he obeys, you click the clicker and he gets a treat.
Dogs and puppies that exhibit play biting behavior can be both irritating and dangerous. Although play biting is a normal dog behavior, it is important to teach your dog that mouthy play is unacceptable. When your puppy nips you playfully, make a loud noise and move away, ignoring the puppy. This will teach bite inhibition in a way the puppy understands.
Don’t interact with your dog when you are frustrated or angry. Simply put your dog up and take a break. Training will proceed much more efficiently when you return. Each of you will be rested, have a fresh outlook, and be ready to tackle that seemingly elusive training task once again.
Does your dog bark excessively? If he does, do not give him treat to quiet him, or raise your voice to quiet him. If he is quiet, offer him treats then, and a lot of attention and praise. By doing this you are encouraging the silent behavior you are after.
Do not train your dog when you are angry or stressed. Not only will you have less patience, but dogs are incredibly receptive to their owner’s moods. By skipping training when you are not at your best, you can be sure when you do train, it will be much more effective.
If you are having problems with your dog’s behavior, one of the best things that you can do is to avoid aggression triggers. For instance, do not put them in a situation where they are likely to feel protective. If they do not like other dogs, simply try to separate them.
Next time your dog jumps up on you in excitement, tell them “Off” in a firm (but not angry) voice, gently push them off, and turn your back. The verbal command and action of moving them reinforces what the command means, and turning restricts their access to you. This accomplishes two things: a) your dog can’t jump on you anymore, b) your dog feels he loses your attention, which is the exact opposite of what he wants. This teaches him quickly not to jump on you.
With the tips you have learned from this article, you can begin training your pet. With some patience on your part, your pet can learn the basic commands to make both of you much happier and your ownership less stressful. The effort spent in the training, will result in years of happy partnership with you and your dog.