Positive reinforcement is the best kind for dogs. You have to praise good behavior while not focusing on the bad behavior. You do not want your pooch to be afraid of you. Positive reinforcement makes your dog want to listen and obey. Make sure that the only items your dog can reach are chew toys that are specifically made for dogs. You should replace the object with a chew toy as soon as this occurs so your dog understands what is okay to chew on. If your puppy is in a lot of pain due to teething, a frozen wet washcloth is ideal for him to chew on. While it may be hard, you need to always be patient with your dog. Remember that your dog doesn’t speak your language or really know what you’re saying most of the time. They just pick up on body language and tone without understanding why you might be acting that way. Take a breath and relax if you feel your frustration starting to creep up. If you are bringing a new pet into the family, make sure to introduce them to any existing pets slowly. Keep your current pet in mind, if you are considering adopting a new pet. The animals should have compatible personalities and be able to bond with each other easily. It is not good for a puppy to train too often, it will wear it out if it has to process too much information. A puppy has a short attention span and limited energy to focus, so keep your sessions brief and as positive as possible. A training session that wears your puppy out is going to turn into an unpleasant memory, making him less likely to respond well to subsequent sessions, and more inclined to ignore what you are trying to teach him. Stay consistent when it comes to feeding your dog. Teaching your dog to realize that when you place its food bowl down, it will be removed within 10-15 minutes, will help it understand that there is a feeding schedule to stick to. Remove the bowl when he is done eating.
The first thing to do when training a dog is to establish that you are in control. Be friendly with your dog, but also be firm. When you walk with your dog, be sure to keep him at heel since you are the leader. Address the situation if your dog is barking due to boredom. A dog who barks when bored has an owner who is not attending to its needs. You have to give him the opportunity to get his energy out. Play with your dog, and take him for walks. During the times that you can’t do these things, make sure you dogs have some chew toys to distract themselves.