Dog Training Tips


It’s easy for dog owners to become bewildered and disappointed when their dogs refuse to behave in the way they are being trained to. One of the reasons why dogs make such great companions is due to the fact that they are trainable and adaptable to the human environment. When training isn’t going as planned and results aren’t obvious, it may not be to the fault of the dog, but rather in the way they are being trained and the techniques used. This common situation can be avoided/corrected by using well researched dog training tips that are effective and proven to produce results.

The Basics

The first stage in training your dog is getting down the basics - how to sit properly. Once successful, this provides the owner many benefits. For example, if your pup gets excited around new people and their reaction is to jump on them, you can prevent this by making your pup sit. Typically, dogs will naturally be more calm and relaxed once sitting which also has benefits.


Repetition is key when it comes to successfully training your dog new skills. Consistently repeating commands helps your dog associate that command with a specific action. Using rewards such as dog treats when they have successfully completed a command, helps speed up the time it takes for them learn. Remember that timing of the reward / treat is crucial as it needs to be clear what they are being rewarded for - it’s always best to do so directly after the successful completion of the action.

House Training

House training a dog can be a challenge for many owners. With some forward planning and discipline, this task can be completed without too much trouble. In order to house-train properly, you need to be consistent with your commands and instructions (much like when training your dog to sit). Remember that it’s important to have patience with your dog as they will take time to adapt to the rules of the house. This is especially true for puppies as they tend to have a weaker bladder. Dogs work best with routines, so devise a schedule for your dog and help them adapt to it. You’ll want to develop a schedule for their eating times and walks as well. With consistency of a schedule, your pup will be well on its way to great behavior!

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