Properly training your dog will allow you to coexist with ease and become best pals. Training allows the dog to know what is expected of them. Once he is trained, you will have less worry when you leave him home alone, have visitors or take him out in public. Training isn’t always easy, but it is well worth the effort. Follow these ideas to help get you started.
It takes small steps to crate train your puppy; they must become accustomed to it. Once your dog seems to have acclimated to the crate itself, close the gate and feeding him through it. Gradually increase the amount of time your dog spends in the crate, starting with just a few seconds. If the dog becomes overwhelmed, it means that you are moving too quickly for them.
Training your dog requires generous rewards that are given correctly. Reward your dog with some treats right after they obey an order. It can create confusion for dogs if rewards are sporadic and not administered at the correct times.
Your dog needs to be active frequently. Dogs can become bored very easily. A bored dog is very difficult to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. Go on extended walks or runs with your dog on a regular basis.
Give your puppy some toys to chew on so they do not hurt while teething, keep other things they might want to chew on out of their reach! The right chew toys should be given to the pup immediately. Try a frozen washcloth to alleviate the pain of teething for your puppy.
Puppy training teaches both you and the pet what each can expect out of the other. It sets rules and boundaries that makes the dog safer, happier and more of a joy to be around. Always provide consistent support for lessons you have imparted to the dog. Remain aware of his behaviors, and always stay consistent with praise and punishment. Once your dog understands all the basics, the sky is the limit as far as what it can achieve with your help.