Many people worry that taking a dominant role in training their dog will affect their friendly and loving relationship. The following article will shed some light on some simple training your dog tricks and tips that you can use to your benefit. Education creates success, so educating yourself about how you should train your dog is an important first step.
Make the dog know that the crate is it’s home when you are doing crate training. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. This creates a positive association between good food and their new crate.
Positive reinforcement is important when training your dog. Reward your dog with some treats right after they obey an order. A dog quickly forgets his actions, so you must reward him immediately to reinforce his behaviors.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. It is okay to have play time, but when you enter a room your dog should be calm. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
Dogs have a tendency to zone in on one particular thing until something else grabs their attention. If you get your dog to focus on you, it will help his behavior.
Putting your dog on a regular schedule of feeding and walks will help to regulate his system, so he will be easier to house train. Before the dog goes to the bathroom on your carpet, you will know when it has to go outside. When a dog has a schedule, they also learn the valuable skill of “holding it” until you take him for his next scheduled trip outside.
As you train the dog, patience is essential. You will not get frustrated or mad and neither will your pet. Your dog’s goal is to make you happy, but since he does not speak like a human does, it is harder for him to communicate.
Teaching a new puppy to “leave it” is very important and one of the first commands that you should work on. This little command will save your furniture and possessions from getting chewed up, plus it keeps your dog away from dangerous or unclean items outside.
Always get your dog’s attention the same way. Start your commands by calling out his name. Once you call his name and have his attention, begin getting him to do what you would like. Dogs will respond instantly when their name is called if they know they are going to be rewarded.
The first step in training a puppy is to make sure he knows his name. Use his name frequently, and make clear that you want him to respond by coming to you when you call his name. These are the first few commands your new puppy needs to learn. Spending lots of time will create a strong bond with your puppy, and will lead to unbreakable trust. This way, you will find future training to be infinitely easier.
You should now feel a little more competent and comfortable in your role as a dog trainer. The tips here will help you become a better trainer since you will listen better and understand what your dog needs. Simple advice can go a long way.