Dog training should really be called human training. The reason behind the name being, one must first be trained in the knowledge and methodology of how to actually train a dog. Dog owners do not possess an innate knowledge of canine training. Learning and experience are required. The tips in this article can help you get started.
It takes a while for a dog to get comfortable in a crate. Don’t take it too fast; introduce the dog at his own pace. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can then try to shut the door to the crate. When they allow the door to shut you can give them a treat through the wiring. In the beginning it is important to only leave the dog in the crate for a few seconds. After a while you will be able to leave them in the crate for longer amounts of time. If the dog becomes overwhelmed, it means that you are moving too quickly for them.
Make sure to give your puppy plenty of toys that are okay to chew, so that he isn’t tempted to chew other things that aren’t okay to chew. Give it one of his chew toys immediately. Try a frozen washcloth to alleviate the pain of teething for your puppy.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. This will teach your dog that he can wait until he gets out of the crate to relieve himself.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
You should pick a phrase to say to your puppy while he is being house trained. For example, you could use the phrase, “go potty” when you take them outside to help them remember what to do when you go outside and say the command.
To maintain solid behavior, lifelong training is important. You should not stop training your dog at the end of their puppy stage. If you reinforce good behavior, your dog will be obedient, and he will stop being negative as long as he is being disciplined.
Have you considered how much your tone impacts your dog? Dogs are great at understanding how their trainer feels. By adopting a stern tone to your voice, it will be easier to enforce discipline.
Keep track of how many treats used to reward your dog every day for a healthy diet. Many people overlook treats when considering the animal’s diet, but they certainly add up, especially during active training.
While it might be hard, make sure to be patient with your dog. Your dog doesn’t understand English and he is not a person. The dog can only understand simple gestures and vocal tones but won’t understand your meaning. You need to stay calm and just stop training if you seem to be getting frustrated.
Now that the people who are interested in training their new pet dog have, hopefully, learned some new tricks, they can proceed to pass them along to their pets. Once a dog is on its way to learning, the owner will begin to appreciate the dedication that he or she has shown for doing the right thing for man’s best friend.