Dog behavior training is a very long and complicated process; this is mainly because your dog does not understand what is expected of them when you are starting out for the first time, and despite the fact that most of the time they truly want to please you. To make things even more difficult for you, they generally have a very short attention span, and thus before you decide to quit trying altogether, you should consider some of the tips and aids below to help you out.
Punishing your dog every single time they do not perform what you ask of them is actually the worst way to go about dog training, especially when you are trying to induce certain behavior in them. As such, why not consider setting up a reward system instead? This way your dog will view that certain behavior are more favorable because of the reward they receive each time, and will be positively reinforced to perform the same type of behavior in order to get the reward! Just make sure that you are not setting up an impossible task to achieve for your pet.
If you have been contemplating about buying items that can help your with your dog training, be sure to pick those that have been used to good effects by others. Items like choke collars and chains are bad for dog training because they’re ineffective, and can be abusive! A sturdy collar and a good leash can be considered as more useful because the owner can gently remind the dog with a slight tug instead of the abusive choke collar when you want the dog to do something such as to stop barking.
You will also find others training aids such as toys and grooming brush for your pet, and this can be a very enjoyable and effective way to train your dog. Couple these tools in your reward models and you will find that your dog too enjoy a little fun and games, aside from just snacks.
Finally, if you view dog training as a boot camp or discipline training for your dog, then you want to reconsider the view. It should be as fun as it gets and more of a relationship bonding instead, gaining affection and loyalty of the dog is part of it and you will never get a more satisfying feeling that that.