Sadly, many people rush out to buy a pet without prior consideration. Owning a dog requires a firm commitment from you. You need to do this the right way so you do not have issues later on. If you got yourself a dog in need of training, the article below can be very useful.
When crate training your new puppy or dog, there are a few tricks you can apply. If your puppy doesn’t like being in his crate, put a dog treat or chew bone in it and close the door to keep him out. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. If they do go into the crate, offer up praise and a treat.
Try to think like a dog. It’s easy to get mad if your dog is not doing the basic things you teach it. Understand your dogs position, to reduce any tension that you may have towards them. Try to see the world through their eyes.
You need to establish regular feeding routines for your dog. Feed your dog at the same times every day, so that he knows what to expect. Your dog will quickly finish their meal before you remove their dish.
Dogs can concentrate on one thing intensely and you will have to learn to break his attention. After you repeat these cues enough, your dog will learn to focus on you, primarily, as he or she waits for signals.
It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. It may take as many as fifty repetitions before your dog learns the command. Continue repeating the command patiently, and eventually your dog will understand it.
As you start training your dog, establish verbal cues that let your dog understand when they have performed something correctly. Certain words like “yes” are great for bridging the time between obeying an order and receiving the reward.
By training your dog, you are helping him to become a rule follower. Often, owners get the feeling that they do not need to continue working with the dog once it is trained. That’s not a good idea, since animals and humans form and retain habits in a similar way. Therefore it is very important to maintain a good set of rules for your dog.
As your dog becomes better when it comes to training your dog, you can start giving it more freedom. By having obedience along with freedom, your dog will have a happy life. Be sure not to give them too much since this can counteract training efforts.
You can teach an old dog new tricks. The advice in this article can be applied to dogs of any age. Training your dog is ultimately your responsibility, the last thing you want is your dog to be constantly behaving badly.