Set up a safe space for your dog.
Setting up a safe space for your dog is an important step in creating boundaries. These spaces should be where your dog can go to get away from you and other animals, calm down and relax. Remember, these are places for the dogs, not for you! There are different types of safe spaces that you can use to help keep your dog feeling secure. The most common ones are crates, pens or rooms within the house. When selecting an area for your dog it is important that it is big enough so the dog can stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably. It’s also important to make sure there are no hazards in the space—nothing that could harm your furry friend! For example: electrical cords should be covered; there shouldn’t be any gaps between carpeted areas; windows should have blinds or curtains so they don’t get startled by sudden noises outside like car alarms going off at night (this has happened with my dogs!).
Determine the appropriate times for training sessions.
Determine the appropriate times for training sessions.
Virtually every dog trainer on the planet will tell you that dogs do not learn well when they are either hungry or tired. Therefore, it is important to plan your training sessions so that they occur after your dog has had some exercise and at least an hour after a meal. This ensures that your dog is mentally alert and physically energetic enough to absorb new information while still having a few toys left in the toybox to keep himself focused on you.
Additionally, it is also important to schedule training sessions at times when your dog is not likely to be disturbed by noises from outside (e.g., lawn crews mowing lawns, people playing loud music in their cars, etc.) or interrupted by other people within the home (a phone ringing can derail even the most focused of dogs). Training sessions should last for no more than 15 minutes and then you should take a break so that Fido doesn’t become overloaded with new information (or get bored).
Keep your training sessions short.
# Training sessions should be short
Remember that dogs have a shorter attention span than humans. Therefore, it’s best to keep training sessions on the shorter side. Fifteen minutes is usually long enough for your dog to accomplish a task or two and have some fun with you. If your dog gets bored or frustrated during the session, they’re less likely to learn what you’re trying to teach them. Always stop training if your dog gets too upset or frustrated and try again later.
# End each session on a positive note
Don’t forget to praise your pup when they learn something new! Your praise will help them feel good about their accomplishment and build their confidence, both of which are important for learning new things in the future. If you have time at the end of your training session, practice something fun like playing fetch or hide-and-seek. You can also give them a tasty treat as a reward for being so smart!
Take time for fun breaks between sessions.
If you’re trying to train your dog and feeling stressed out, take heart: it’s completely normal to feel frustrated. The good news is that the same strategies that make training more effective for us will make it even more effective for our dogs—the majority of which thrive on a reliable routine.
Most importantly, in order to keep yourself and your dog focused, keep sessions short! If you try to train for more than 20 minutes at a time, you’ll likely find yourself (and your pup!) getting bored or worn out. Instead, have several short training sessions throughout the day. For example, try training for 5-10 minute sessions every hour or so (depending on how long your doggie can pay attention), with a few minutes of playtime between each session. This frequent practice will help ensure consistency both from you and from your dog—plus he’ll get lots of rewards!
Give your dog rewards for a job well done.
Once your dog learns the desired behavior, you can reduce the frequency of treats and start rewarding him only every other time or so. But continue to praise him enthusiastically whenever he does well. In addition, always end each training session on a positive note by giving your dog a special reward for a job well done.
It’s also important not to get discouraged if your dog fails to respond right away. Remember, practice makes perfect! And don’t forget to take frequent breaks—for both your sakes!
End each session on a positive note.
When training your dog, it’s important to end each session on a positive note. When you give your dog a treat for not barking or for sitting down, it helps establish a routine. Your dog will begin to associate positive feelings with training and will be more likely to perform well in the future. The positive can be as simple as giving him his favorite treat or giving him a pat on the head and saying “Good boy!”
The tips above help with initial training and setting up daily habits
Implementing the tips above will go a long way toward setting up a dog training regimen that will be enjoyable for both you and your dog. Consistency is key, and making sure that your dog has a safe space to go to during training sessions (as well as breaks) will ensure that he doesn’t become overwhelmed. Additionally, following these guidelines will put you both in the right mindset for daily habits like walking, potty training, playing with toys, and more.
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