A trained dog is a happy dog. When your dog is well-trained, then both you and your dog will know exactly what is expected from each other. With a dog who has been trained, you can be confident about leaving him at home without supervision, having guests in your home and taking him along with you in public places. While the process takes considerable time and effort, training your dog to respect commands, do tricks, and behave properly will make it all worthwhile.
There are many different approaches that can be used to crate train a new puppy. Many dogs are intimidated by the crate. To cure this, place something they enjoy in it and shut the door. They can see and smell that bone, and they will want in the crate to have it. When he does, praise him for it so he knows it was a good thing to do.
Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. Do not scream, but rather use a loud and firm voice so they understand that you are serious.
Get your dog chew toys to get rid of teething pains. Instead of allowing it to continue chewing on your important furniture or toys, provide a well-loved chew toy. Teething can cause puppies significant pain. Give them relief by letting them chew on a washcloth that is wet and frozen.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. It can take as many as 50 repetitions of one command before your dog learns it. Firmly and steadily repeat the command. Remain patient and eventually the command will be learned.
Make sure you aren’t enforcing bad behavior without meaning to. Avoid giving them any rewards they haven’t earned. For instance, if you are trying to train your dog to not jump on you, you shouldn’t be petting them whenever they do so.
To avoid making your pet overweight, watch the number of treats you hand out in a day. Many people don’t take these into account with their diet, but they can add up during active training.
Above all, the goal of a training program is to set well-defined expectations for your pet. Your relationship with other people is strengthened by shared respect and mutual understanding; a relationship with your pet is no different. Always keep to the routine and reinforce every rule you have established. Remain aware of his behaviors, and always stay consistent with praise and punishment. Once you finally get this core foundation of training built with the dog, the possibilities become limitless and you can expand into new and complex areas.