It’s common for first-time dog owners to feel a little overwhelmed when faced with training a new dog. To help your dog learn their boundaries and what is and is not appropriate, it’s essential to set rules as soon as possible. We’ve put together some essential training tips that are easy to understand and effective in helping you manage your disobedient dog.

Choose a name for your dog and use it with respect.

Choosing a name for your new pet is among the most important decisions you’ll have to make when bringing them home. In some cases, your dog might already be known by a name. This may have come about due to a breeder or shelter giving them a character while they waited for a new owner to claim them. You can choose to keep the name if you like it in these circumstances or give your dog a new name. Dogs are adaptable creatures, and if you repeatedly call them by that name, they’ll adopt it as their new name. Additionally, for early training, we recommend selecting a character with a powerful consonant (i.e., Jack, Max, or Sam). With a short, commanding name like this, your dog will always be able to hear his name.

Stick to your house rules, which you should post.

Your new pet must understand what he is and isn’t allowed to do immediately. Can he get a seat on the sofa? Can he ascend the stairs? Does he have any forbidden territory? You and your dog can establish specific ground rules that will outline his boundaries early on. You can anticipate some of your dog’s initial resistance to the new regulations. But with enough encouragement, your dog will ultimately learn his boundaries.

Teach him to answer the call.

Your dog must learn to respond when you call as the first command. Your dog has to be reminded that you are in charge in this situation and that they must come when called. Once he responds, be sure to give him an encouraging response to help him understand that coming when called is rewarded as admirable behavior. Furthermore, we suggest calling him while he is occupied with a fun pastime. He could be chewing or playing while he does this. If he answers, he understands that attending to you is more important than participating in something fun.

Be sure to remind individuals not to bite or nip.

Younger dogs and puppies frequently nip and bite people. Even though biting your hands or fingers can be harmless, your dog must learn not to do so. Your dog must learn not to bite and chew on anything he finds within the house. Your dog needs to be informed that some house items, such as sideboards, slippers, and cushions, are out of his reach. Fortunately, a busy chew can quell his want to bite while entertaining and stimulating him.

Reward good behavior.

Of course, it’s important to consistently reward your dog for all of his outstanding training successes. Since he knows there will be lots of love and a delicious treat waiting at the end of a job well done, your dog will exert a lot of effort to make sure he follows directions as best he can. Don’t ever reward your dog for misbehaving, either. Your dog has to learn that he will only receive a treat after following instructions or finishing a task. He won’t understand appropriate behavior if his poor behavior is likewise rewarded.

Always grin when you wrap up a training session.

Your dog has worked hard to learn new commands, laws, and ways to impress you. Therefore, you should always come to a satisfying conclusion in your training. Many other methods, such as lots of affection and treats, lots of petting and treats, or a brief period of play, can be used to accomplish this. Because he knows that if he succeeds, he will earn a reward, your dog will be ready to put in a lot of effort and give it his all during the upcoming training session.