How To Train Your Dog Effectively

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The Virginia Search & Rescue Dog Association is setting up base operations for a training day in the early VA morning.

Your dog can be trained and programmed like a remote control. The capabilities to work are already there in the remote but a person needs to manipulate it to get it to work with the TV. Practically any dog is capable of learning new things, but only if the owner is willing to put forth some effort in teaching these tricks.

Understand that getting your dog to respond during the times that you tell him or her ‘no’ is not helpful. It is important to be positive when you are training your dog. Using the word “no” will not help your dog learn that a behavior is unacceptable. All dogs are different and will respond to different training.

If you’re going to allow your dog to go to the bathroom indoors, make a special area that they’re comfortable with. Place potty pads there and or around there, and slowly migrate them such that there is only one pad in the spot you want them to eliminate.

When correcting your dog, be concise. Do not waste time ranting about how bad your dog is. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. Be sure your command tone of voice gets their attention and shows that you’re serious.

If your dog has an issue with barking, pay attention to potential triggers. When you understand these triggers, you will better understand how to stop the behavior. For instance, if the only time your dog barks too much is when visitors arrive, ask a friend to visit you to assist you in dealing with the behavior when the trigger event occurs.

Be consistent when training your dog. If you have a large family ensure everyone is involved with the dog training. The dog will learn more easily if he learns a single set of commands and if he knows what response will be received for his behavior.


If you are consistent, it is possible to teach a dog to delay responding to nature’s call. If at home, be sure to spend some time with him and bring him outside every 50 minutes. Give him a little praise if he makes waste outside. Don’t yell at your pooch for going potty in the house. He doesn’t know better yet and punishment would serve no purpose. Take the dog for a walk approximately 15 minutes following a meal or a drink and each time it comes out of the crate.

When house training a dog, keep in mind that whatever they take in, they must eventually eliminate. In order to regulate your dog’s toileting habits, you should feed him a good quality food at the same times each day. Doing so helps you to learn your puppy’s schedule.

Crate training a puppy must establish the fact the the crate is the new home of the puppy. During meal time, place their food in the crate while allowing the door to remain open as they eat. This will let them associate a positive with being in the crate.

You should always be training your dog; this is the key to having a good pet. Owners think one course in training is enough to last a lifetime. That is a falsehood. Your dog will take cues from you for the rest of its life. Reinforce the commands you teach your dog and they’ll follow them for their whole life.

Crate training requires extreme consistency. Give the puppy consistent opportunities to relieve himself every time you let him out. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.

Once someone knows how to enforce positive abilities, dogs learn quickly. Your dog will take pleasure in learning commands and will love to see you happy when he does something right.

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