Certain poor behaviors like rowdiness, growling or barking can be trained so a dog doesn’t do these actions. Even if they can’t be fixed completely, you can still make improvements by following this article. Dogs need proper training to become a welcomed member of the family.
Take small steps when crate training your dog. 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 agitated, slow down a little more to make them more comfortable.
Make sure your dog stays calm as you enter a space that he is in. Play time is beneficial to your dog, however, you need to teach your dog to be calm as you enter any room. Don’t acknowledge your dog until you decide. This will establish a controlled atmosphere.
Make training for your dog a regular, repeated part of your time together to keep them familiar with the rules they’ve learned. One of the most common mistakes pet owners make is assuming that once training has been completed, no maintenance is required thereafter. But dogs can become complacent just like their human counterparts. For this reason, it is essential to make sure that your dog adheres to a clear-cut set of rules.
Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. Once you’ve established a schedule, it will be easier to predict when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. A regular schedule will also give your dog a chance to learn how to exercise self-control, as he will know that a trip outside is eminent.
Dog training starts with patience. A patient attitude will make the training process less stressful for the both of you. Your dog wants to do what you ask him to, but you have to give him the commands in a way in which he understands what is expected.
One of the very first commands you should teach a new puppy is the “leave it” command, which tells them to drop an item and step back from it. “Leave it” can prevent furniture chewing, save valuable objects from being destroyed and save your dog from consuming dangerous and/or poisonous substances.
In addition to regular walks and puppy training sessions, you should make time to let your dog exercise for at least one hour every day. Your training will be easier and more effective if your dog gets good daily exercise. A dog who has proper training and enough play time will be a happy dog.
Do you feed your dog a well-balanced diet? If your dog is not eating the right kind of diet, they might become inattentive, hyperactive or even sick. Consider changing your dog’s diet to something more species-appropriate, and he’ll have long-lasting, consistent energy all day. Also, speak with your vet to make sure that your dog is getting the proper nutritional content.
It should be clear that training a dog really is doable for everyone. Proper knowledge and consistent follow through is the key to successful training. Dogs are capable of thriving with the right training.