When your dog is trained well, you will have a better relationship with it. Well-trained and well-socialized dogs are a joy to be around, and can make pet ownership a delightful aspect of your life. Keep reading this article if you want a best friend in your pet.
Here are a few ways to make crate training more positive for your dog. To entice a hesitant puppy into the crate, give it the incentive of a toy or bone inside, with the door shut. Temptation wins with this exercise; your dog will be eager to enter the crate when a treat is waiting for him. Once they go in the crate, praise them so that they know they did well.
Consistency is the key to puppy crate training. As soon as the puppy is out of the crate, let them have an opportunity to go outside and relieve themselves. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.
The first thing your dog must learn is who the boss is. Be friendly with your dog, but also be firm. It is important to walk ahead of your dog when taking him for a walk. This will let him know that you are the leader.
Do not use shock collars. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. These devices can stifle your dog’s natural reactions and have negative effects on even good or acceptable behaviors. Generally, techniques such as these actually produce negative results.
Pick a phrase you will say to your new puppy the whole time you are working on house training him. Whenever the dog is taken out, use the term you have chosen to refer to the process of relieving him or herself, and the pet will make a mental link between going outside and doing just that.
It’s surprising for many people to know that dog training is never as time consuming, difficult, or stressful as people think. The key is having the right attitude, a lot of patience and enough discipline to follow through. Successful canine training is achieved by people who have these three traits.