Even though you may want your dog to stay home most of the time and don’t plan on entering it in contests or competitions it’s important to train the dog properly.  House dogs need at least the most basic obedience training.  No one likes dogs that are going to jump up on people or bark uncontrollably.  These are a few of the simplest and yet most important home dog training tips that should be taught to your dog.

One of the most common problems that house dogs have is they go to the bathroom inside of the home.  This is a very common problem among dogs and although it can be frustrating you need to have patience.  Puppies are unable to fully control their bowels until they are about six months old, so don’t get too mad at them if they’re not toilet trained by this age.  Puppies need to be taken outside to go to the bathroom much more frequently than adult dogs.

One helpful home dog training tip that helps with housetraining is to make it an enjoyable experience for your dog to go outside to the bathroom.  People are often in such a rush these days that when they finally do take their dog out to go to the bathroom they’re rushing things and trying to get them to hurry up and go back inside.  This behavior is going to be confusing to the dog and they won’t be as eager to go outside when they feel the need to go to the bathroom.  Having a dog that barks when it’s late at night and there’s noises outside is one thing and can help protect your family and home, but when they’re barking incessantly during the day and night it can be downright annoying to not only you but also your neighbors.

The tip for stopping your dog from barking nonstop is to figure out what the problem is.  It’s not always the same reason from one dog to the next and so one solution is not always going to work.  They may be barking for attention because you’re at work most of the day and they feel neglected, or they could be sick and barking because they’re in pain.  Try telling the dog to be quiet in a stern voice to begin with as they may just be acting out and letting them know that you’re the one in charge is the best first step to take.

If you find that this isn’t working the next step would be to try taking the dog outside when they start barking again.  Watch to see if the dog’s struggling when going to the bathroom because they may be constipated.  Otherwise, it could be another type of health problem and you’ll have to bring the dog in to a veterinarian to make sure that they’re healthy and not in any pain.  Training your dog to be well behaved is important so you can enjoy going out with them, bring them out to public places and have a great life together.