Small Goals To Set Up Your Dog For Success

Never allow the dog pull you. Use a good training collar and a short leash to begin obedience training, pulling it back when it begins to lead and telling it to heel.Do not forget you are the top dog!

Make sure that your dog gets checked out regularly. If you see your dog struggling or regressing with his training, check up on his health. Dogs are able to easily hide pain for a long time. Behavioral changes may be the only cue you will know if there is a deeper issue. If your dog suddenly forgets his potty training or behaves in an aggressive manner, this could be an indicator of pain.

If you are interested in dog agility, do some research before buying one. Most dogs can learn agility and join competitions, but some breeds are more competitive such as collies, Australian shepherds and Labs usually do best in these competitions.

Train a dog by reinforcing positive behavior. Negative enforcement can make the dog to fear you. Positive reinforcement will make your dog do more positive things to gain praise and treats.

Everyone in the family should use the same commands when training your dog.

Always get your dogs name when you need his name. You will not be able to control your dog in order to have a proper amount of control. Use your dog’s name at least 10 times each day.

If you dog barks because he is bored, you have no one but yourself to blame. Boredom barking means that the dog is not have an effective outlet to expend his mental and physical energy. When you aren’t around, you can distract them with chew toys.

Now that you understand how to deal with your puppy, the time has come to apply the above tips. Keep your patience strong, and give your dog positive reinforcement for the behaviors you want. It’s not an overnight process, but results come fairly quickly.