Dogs can be trained to stop exhibiting most of the typical unpleasant behaviors associated with dogs such as barking and growling. In cases when these behaviors can’t be completely eliminated, they can be minimized by using these tips. You will not find a better pet than a canine, but proper training is a must.
While training your puppy or dog to use a crate, introduce him to new concepts slowly and gradually, so he is able to adjust to the changes without feeling stressed. When your dog appears to be at ease while inside the crate with the door ajar, you can help him adjust to the crate even further by slowly latching the door and rewarding him with treats fed to him through the spaces between the wires. Start small, like at 10 seconds per approach, and then gradually increase the times. If they get upset, it’s too fast.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. Do not whine and complain to your pet about their bad behavior. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.
Establish a quiet environment when you go into a room your pet is in. Play time is great, but your dog needs to learn to stay calm as his master enters the room. Don’t acknowledge your dog when you enter the room. By doing this, you will be able to create a controlled environment in which you determine when and how play time begins.
Use a controlled and calm behavior when rewarding your dog for good behavior. If your pet successfully completes a task, then reward him only if he/she is calm. If you are overly excited, the dog will become that way too. Remain calm, expect the dog to be calm and provide appropriate rewards.
By now, every dog owner should be aware of how easy canine training can really be. If the owner has the right mindset and good knowledge, they should be able to train a dog with no problem. Training can actually make your dog happier and healthier.