Dog Training Ideas And Techniques For Easier Training

By Alusha Mahajan

Having the perfect and obedient pooch doesn't happen overnight. You must engage in teaching your dog everything he/she must know, just like a real child. Don't crack under the pressure; instead read some of the dog-training tips below for some insightful ideas. You may not end up using all of the ideas, but they can help point you in the right direction.


If you are tired of finding that your new pair of shoes has become a chewed up drool-covered dog toy, it is probably time to invest in chew toys. Chew toys are a great way for dogs to fulfill their urge to chew, while not ruining your things. For an even more enticing chew toy, buy one that you fill with peanut butter or treats, which will make him more likely to choose the toy over your shoes.

Generally, dogs learn by association, relating actions with rewards. Be sure to keep distractions to a minimum when you begin the training, then change locations for the training over time as the dog becomes better at responding to your commands. Give your dog time - remember they are not human. You will be amazed at what they can be trained to do.


Dogs love to be loved and praised. Reward your dog with lots of affection and praise. When you train your dog, you can reward with praise such as, "Good dog!" in an upbeat tone. He will also appreciate a hug or a scratch behind the ears. Use lots of praise and your dog will thank you.

Use short and succinct words as commands. Dogs do not respond well to sentence-long commands. You want to choose a word which is easily distinguishable from other commands so there is no confusion. If you can, choose words which have end in a hard consonant sound, such as T or K as it gives the word more impact.

A great dog training tip is to get rid of your dog's food dish. Dogs like searching for things. They like to explore, and they like using their nose to locate goodies. By losing your dog's food dish and by hiding dog food throughout the house, your dog will become much happier.

If you are looking for a positive way to train your dog, try clicker training. In clicker training you teach your dog to associate treats and good behavior with the sound of a click. This training method is much more clear to dogs than methods that use both rewards and punishments.

Your dog will not be trained overnight, but you can read some valuable advice overnight. Admitting that you need help is always the first step, and reading about the subject matter increases your insight into dog-training methods. The above advice is tried and true; so take a friendly approach to dog training and do it yourself.

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