Aggressive behaviors, excessive barking and general disobedience are annoying to a dog owner. These bad habits can be changed. The information ahead will allow for not only correcting, but hopefully removing these bad habits as well. With dedicated effort, it is possible to transform any dog into a perfect pet.

If you are keeping your dog in a crate, it’s important that you utilize tips for helping them realize this is their home. At meal times always put their bowl of food inside the crate leaving the door open the whole time while they are eating. This will allow your dog to have a positive association with the crate.

TIP! Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. Once they have grown accustomed to being in the crate with the gate open, try closing the gate and feeding them small treats through the crate.

Specific feeding habits should be established for your dog. Training your pet to expect when to get food will teach him a feeding schedule in which he could adhere to. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.

Become Entangled

Do not tie more than one dog in the same area. Doing so could cause injuries to the dogs if they become entangled in the chains and attempt to free themselves. If two dogs’ chains become entangled, it is possible that one or both dogs could experience difficulty breathing or even strangulation.

TIP! When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is.

It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. You may need to repeat the same command lesson from 25 to 30 times before your dog learns it. Use the command over and over again until the dog gets the hint.

When training your dog, one of the first commands they should be aware of is the “drop” command, which lets them know they should drop any items they have in their mouth. This will help prevent them from chewing on your furniture or other items, as well as prevent them from having dangerous items in their mouths.

When you toilet train your dog, avoid accidents! You need to know what they act like if they have to use the bathroom. Some of the most common and obvious displays include whining, sniffing and pacing. If you see your dog doing this, let it out! Quickly leash your pet and lead him to an area where he can relieve himself. Give him praise for doing the right thing. In time, the dog will ask when he wants to go outside.

TIP! Timing is everything in dog training. While you want to devote a good amount of time to it, you do not want to go too far.

By now, every dog owner should be aware of how easy puppy training can really be. The important part of canine training is to have the right information and understand that it is not impossible. Most dogs respond well to good training and will thrive under the direction of their owner.