No matter the size of the dog, they generally all have the same mindset. By knowing how dogs think and react, training any dog you choose can be easier than you think. If one does not understand that mindset then they are in luck because they are about to get some insight.
Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Avoid going on a rant about the dog’s “badness”. Just say no and direct them on what it is you desire for them to do. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.
Keep your dog on a healthy diet. If the dog’s diet is poor, it is not good for their health. Without proper nutrition, your dog can suffer both physically and behaviorally. Something as easy as proper nutrition can make a dog more obedient.
To house train your pup, get him on a set feeding and potty schedule every day. This makes it clear to your dog that he has to go outside and poop now, instead of stinking up your carpet. Conversely, this also teaches your dog that he may need to wait to go to the bathroom.
Use short training sessions. Dogs can’t pay attention for a long time, so keep sessions short and dynamic. If you do have long training sessions, break it up so your dog can rest a little bit.
Training methods you use should be consistent. If more than one family member is training your pet, make sure they all you the same commands, rewards and discipline. 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.
Call your dogs name when speaking to him to keep him focused. Call your dog by name as much as possible when you are first getting to know your pup; this will establish a connection between hearing the name and giving positive attention to the speaker. Chose a name that can easily be distinguished from other words, and that has only one or two syllables.
You will be a better master if you understand your dog. The most effective training is through understanding this mindset. After understanding more about how different dogs think, the training process becomes much easier.