The first stage in training your dog is getting the basics right and this begins by teaching your dog how to sit properly. When a dog is trained to sit properly it can provide many benefits to the owner. For example, dogs tend to get over excited when there are a lot of people about. If you can train them to sit properly they will be more calm and relaxed in these situations. It will take a while for them to obey this command particularly, in crowded, busy situations and you may have to give your dog a gentle prod to get the message across.
The key to successfully training your dog new skills is through repetition. By consistently repeating your commands your dog will begin to learn that each command results in a certain action. An effective technique to lessen the time it takes your dog to learn is to use rewards when they have completed a command successfully. This will retrain your dog's brain to associate the completion of a command with receiving a reward or treat. Timing of the reward is crucial and this should be given immediately after the instruction has been completed successfully by your dog.
Housetraining a dog can be a challenge for many people however, all it takes is a little forward planning and discipline. To housetrain your dog properly you need to be consistent with your commands and instructions. It is not a good idea to lose patience with your dog as they will take time to adapt to the rules of the house and this is especially true for puppies as they tend to have a weaker bladder. Dogs love routines therefore, devise a schedule for your dog and help them get use to it. As well as house training develop a schedule for their eating times and walks.
A common problem with dogs particularly, in built up crowded areas is barking. Actually, in certain parts of the country barking is considered as noise pollution and you can be liable for a fine. However, there are a number of dog products on the market that can help your pet for example, a great training aid is the bark collar. The collar works by creating a harmless shock that annoys the dog each time it barks.