Dogs can be trained to stop exhibiting most of the typical unpleasant behaviors associated with dogs such as barking and growling. The tips in this article can be used to help train negative behavior out of dogs, and teach them positive behaviors. If you train your dog correctly, he or she will be the ideal pet.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. Once your puppy feels comfortable in the open crate, close the door and offer the dog a treat. Gradually increase the amount of time your dog spends in the crate, starting with just a few seconds. If they become upset, you are moving too fast.
Rewards are essential to effective training. Giving you pet treats in a timely manner is very important. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Use firm control to elicit desirable behaviors from your pet. Give your dog a treat after they properly respond to your commands, but only if they are nice and calm. This will help to excite your dog and leave you in complete control. Stay calm, have them be calm, and reward them for appropriate behavior.
Do not tie a dog up near another dog, or dogs. If there chains become entangled with one another it could lead to an injury. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog’s rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
When using a crate to train your dog, you’ll want to make sure that you select the right size. Don’t forget, your puppy will grow. Choose a crate that your puppy can grow in, but won’t grow out of. Your dog should be able to easily turn around and sleep without being overly crowded.
When you start dog training, come up with a verbal cue that will tell your pet they’ve followed your command. The word “yes” can be the bridge between rewards and good behavior.
Choose a set phrase for house training your dog. Tell the dog a phrase, like “go potty!”, whenever you go outside to help your dog keep the goal of going outside in mind.
Make sure to give your dog a good hour of exercise each and every day. By allowing your dog ample play time, he will be more willing to pay attention during training time. If your pet can exercise regularly and be active, he will be far more happy and responsive.
Puppy training shouldn’t be a battle, and dog owners are now learning that. The important part of dog training is to have the right information and understand that it is not impossible. Most dogs respond well to good training and will thrive under the direction of their owner.