If you’ve never trained a dog before, it may seem like a daunting task. There are many different ideas and theories out there, and the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to get you started.

Give your puppy time to be okay with a crate by taking the training one small step at a time. First, put them inside with the door still open. When they get used to that, close the gate and give them a treat they like. At first, leave the dog enclosed in the crate for only short periods of time, such as 10 seconds, and then gradually increase the duration. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.

TIP! Establish feeding habits for your dog. If your dog has a schedule for his feeding, he will learn when to expect his meals.

Trying to understand how your dog is feeling. A lot of owners get frustrated when their dog is not understanding a basic command. Looking at the problem from your dog’s perspective can help. Imagining things as they see things may give you a different perspective in training them.

Make sure your dog stays calm as you enter a space that he is in. Play time is good to have with your pet, however, your dog should remain calm when you enter the room. Try not to acknowledge your pet when you set foot into rooms, and this can imbue calm environments most of the time, since your dog will wait for you to start play time.

Control how much you reward your dog. When the dog correctly follows your commands, you can certainly give a reward. You might be thrilled with that accomplishment, when you are excited, they becomes excited and that cuts down the control in the situation. Stay calm, require calm from the dog, and give the reward.

TIP! Reward your dog’s good behavior. Immediately after the animal acts in accordance with your command, reward him.

Hopefully, the tips you have read here have offered you some helpful ideas. Keep them in mind and learn some tips of your own. Each dog is different and responds in his own way to training.