Why did you want to get a dog? Perhaps it was that irresistible puppy or the dog with lovable eyes! No matter what, a dog that is obedient is all the more enjoyable. In order to have an obedient dog, it will take some training. Keep reading to get the training done well.
Make the dog know that the crate is it’s home when you are doing crate training. At meal times, try to place their food in the crate by leaving the door wide open while they’re eating. The dog will recognize the crate as having delicious food.
Understand that during training, what your dog eats will go out of their system. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. That way, you’ll know when you need to take your doggie out to “go”.
Training is an ongoing process – your dog needs to be constantly reminded of the rules! Often, people feel that they don’t need to continue working with their dog after it has finished training. Pets, just like humans, need to be reminded of the rules now and then. Dogs, much like kids, do best when they have limits and rules.
Avoid letting your dog have accidents when potty training. Be able to tell when your dog has to go out. Pacing and whining are common signs. If you see your dog doing this, let it out! Get his leash as you take him out. Reward your dog for getting your attention when he needs to go out. At some point, he will start asking to go out.
Dog barking can be stopped by removing the cause. First, determine what it is that causes your dog to bark- a knock on the door, someone walking by the car, or other cause. Your dog can learn he doesn’t have to bark.
Never, ever give your dog a reward as a means of stopping bad behavior. This teaches the dog that he is in control. For example, you should avoid offering a treat to the animal to stop it from barking.
If you’re bringing your dog on a trip, don’t forget all it’s supplies. In order to have a pleasant trip, food and water bowls, bathroom bags and paper towels are necessities. Items like food can be left at home. Simply purchase some when you reach your destination.
If you catch your puppy chewing on something, firmly say no, then remove the item from him. By doing this, you are teaching him what is okay to chew on.
Choose from a range of treats to give your dog as training reward. These treats need to not be similar to daily treats, since you need to express a specialness that will encourage your canine to follow your commands to receive these special treats.
Always give your dog the tools for success. If you are training it to stop chewing things it shouldn’t be chewing on, give it things that it can chew on. Make sure you keep any of your dogs that chew inappropriately, away from danger; you want to ensure your dog’s safety. Items commonly found in a household can serve as elements of danger to the unsuspecting dog who is merely satisfying an urge to chew.
Are you prepared to begin? Hopefully, the tips in this article will help you on your way. Properly trained pets are ideal. But, you have to apply yourself. The time needed for effective training will pay off in the long run. Always be on the lookout for opportunities to put these great tips into action.