“In order to fit into and be accepted by society, dogs are expected to behave in a certain way.” Training your dog might not be easy, but it’s certainly necessary. In order to successfully train your dog, it’s important for you to figure out how a dog thinks and acts. Get to know their “normal.” Dogs are people-pleasers, so be clear with commands so they know what you are asking so they can react accordingly. It’s imperative to have the right mix of rewards, commands, and body language.
Whether you just brought home a new puppy or saved a dog from a local rescue, training should start immediately. If you let them get away with bad behavior initially, they may begin to think it’s acceptable, making it harder to train them later on. For example, if you allow a new puppy to sleep in your room for the first few nights because he is crying, containing him to a room later on in life will only cause a night full of barking. Create ground rules and stick to them!
The training process will take patience and a quiet room for concentration to ensure a strong and healthy bond.