Dog owners often struggle with toilet training and obedience training. Below are a few dog training tips that can help with both of those.
Toilet Training Tips
When it comes to toilet training your dog, there are five crucial things you should do. First, keep regular mealtimes for your dog, and do not give them snacks between meals.
You’ll want to give your young dog plenty of chances to go to the toilet outdoors. To speed up the process, take your dog outside first thing in the morning and than every 450-60 minutes throughout the day. Eventually your dog will get used to this and start going to the toilet only outdoors.
When you bring your dog outside, take him/her to the same spots to use the toilet. This creates familiarity and the dog will recognize its scent. Also, when you let your dog out in the yard to go to the bathroom, make sure you stay out there until it has gone to the bathroom.
After your dog has gone to the bathroom, praise it and give it a treat. You can also take him for a walk. This will give the dog more incentive to go to the toilet outdoors.
In short, you want to do the following:
- Keep regular mealtimes
- Give your dog plenty of toilet chances
- Bring your dog to the same spot outdoors
- Stay in the yard until your dog goes to the toilet
- Praise your dog’s success
Obedience Training Tips
There are five main commands you want your dog to follow. Those commands are:
Teaching your dog to sit allows you to get control of your dog, regardless of the situation, while teaching him to stay keeps him still and calm. Heel teaches your dog to walk close by your side, while drop teaches your dog to drop an object in its mouth. The come command teaches your dog to come back to you when you call its name.
There are many dog training methods you can use to teach your dog the above commands. The best thing that works is positive reinforcement. When your dog does a command, then reward them with a treat or praise. If your dog doesn’t do the command, then don’t punish it, but keep trying until it gets a step closer to listening to the command. It all boils down to consistency and patience, so if you have those, then you’ll eventually get your dog to listen.
Those tips should help you toilet train your dog and to get him to listen. Give them a try and your dog will be going to the toilet outdoors and listening to your commands before you know it.