How nice it is to own a pet dog. But taking care of them would not be as easy as it seem. Dogs should be trained accordingly so that taking care of them would not be a hassle to you or your housemates. To house train a dog, we first should know what could motivate our dog. Carefully look at your dog’s behavior and you would know exactly what makes them follow. In such time you already know what prompts your dog, you may now start house training your dog.
A four-month-old puppy is the best age to start house training a dog. Basic obedience is the primary training a puppy should learn. At first, you should also learn how to properly train your dog. Dogs are commonly motivated with toys or games and snacks. Number one motivational trick is offering snack to them. House training a dog may takes patience to you and your dog. As much as you hate getting them trained, the dogs hate it as well. Rewarding them with snacks right after doing something right will push them on doing it often. Combining rewards can enhance the dogs interest, mixing snack rewarding with games would entice them to remember and get use to doing the good deed. In that manner, dogs will always look forward on each of your training sessions.
Training time for beginners is two times per day at 15 minutes to a maximum of 20 minutes. For starters, this time frame is good enough not to bore them and make them feel contained. To get all the dogs attention, seek a place where there’s no noise or any form of distraction that would divert their attention. They should focus on every aspect of the training so they would absorb the training fast. As you go along with the training, you may slowly introduce him to distractions. Unleashing the dog is necessary for house training, since mostly these dogs just wonder and roam around. Make sure before that before you let them free, see to it that the whole area is covered or fenced. And that the near end of the training you may now get train him outdoor with all the usual noise and people the dog may live around.
After training spare at least another 3 to five minutes of playing time. Letting the dog play with rubber toys, balls or any squeaky toys would reward all the attention they gave during your training. Food rewards is also good but it should only be in small amount so it would not ruin his appetite for his or her main meal. But is recommended that training sessions would before mealtime so they would treat their meal as their big reward.
Before house training a dog, be sure to at least have a collar and a leash. This will hold your dog near you. The three basic dog house training exercise is ” to come, sit and down”
To come – standing few feet away in front of the dog, still leashed, signal him the treat. As he reaches you, say, “come” and hand a treat in a joyous manner. This will show your dog that his first moves are praised. Repeat the exercise as you slowly drop-off treats. If the dog gets tired or bored, pet or reward them fast. Shouting is never valid in training a dog because it would enforce fear. Repeat the deed until the dog learns how to “come”, and then slowly introduce the command “sit”.
To sit – While standing, call the dog while with your hand holding a treat, raise hand over the dog’s head and signal to sit. The dog will responsively look up as you prompt you’re your hand up over its head. That act will force him to sit. As soon as he sits, reward him with a treat while saying, “sit”. Repeat this until he has learned how to sit. It is not necessary to always hand a treat. If the dog already understands how to sit then the exercise to “down” would be next.
To down – starting at the Sit position, place your hand on the dogs collar, hold a treat in front of his face then promptly move treat downward unto the floor. Instinctively, they will conform to your hand. Again, give him a treat once chest reaches the floor. Slowly decrease the amount of treat as you go along with the command.