Before you get a dog, you should ask yourself if you are responsible enough to have one and train it. From the basic obedience to the advanced training techniques coupled with adequate instruction and socialization, your dog can become better behaved, while feeling happy and safe. Ahead you will find some tips for getting the most from your dog training efforts.
When crate training a new puppy or dog, help the dog realize that the crate is its home. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. Thus, they will associate a good thing like yummy food with the crate.
Always maintain a calm environment as you enter any room your dog occupies. Playtime is great but sometimes it is just not appropriate. Do not acknowledge his presence when you enter, so the atmosphere remains controlled until you decide when his play time begins.
Make sure your teething puppy has a bunch of chew toys readily available to him, and keep other things he likes to chew on away from him. Replace the tasty item you do not want chewed with a designated chew toy. A frozen washcloth can provide teething relief for your pup.
Choose a set phrase for house training your dog. By using a dedicated expression to handle training commands, you can make it easier for your pet to focus and make connections. Although it sounds silly to repeat something like “poopie time!” over and over, the consistency will help your dog make the right link between being taken outside and relieving himself.
As your dog responds to his training, you can begin to allow him more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience will give your dog a satisfying life. Just be careful not to overdo it on the freedom initially as it can set your training your dog efforts back.
Make training with your dog fun. If you do so, your dog will feel closer to you, and even respond to training better. Training can be a good and fun time with your dog, but you should also set aside time that is just for play.
Your dog must learn that there is no need for it to respond to your utterance of the word ‘no.’ Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. It takes more than a single syllable to elicit the desired response from your dog. No two animals and trainers are alike, so choose an approach that meets both your needs.
Hopefully these tips will have helped you along your way to enjoy your pet. When a dog is properly trained, it makes owning a dog very rewarding and less frustrating. Training will ensure that you and your dog have many happy years together.