There are many benefits associated with dog training. The dog can exhibit much better behavior, and your ownership skills will improve tremendously. The tips below can help you train your dog correctly. Continue reading to find out how to properly train your dog.
You can use a few tricks when crate training your dog or puppy. If your dog doesn’t want to enter the crate, put a chew bone inside the crate, then close to door. Once they know the treat is in the crate, you will have to hold them back to stop them from getting the bone because they’ll be so eager. Once in the crate, let them know they did a good job by praising them.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. Essentially, you must not give your dog something positive, like attention or a treat, when it behaves in a way you want to classify as negative. If you wish to keep your dog from begging for table scraps, don’t encourage him by slipping him a morsel one night or allowing others to do so.
It is best to pick a phrase for potty training your dog, and use it consistently. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
When training dogs, use a similar tone and volume when you give commands. These tones let your dog know that you are serious. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
Having a regular feeding schedule makes house training much easier by putting their elimination needs on a schedule as well. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. This will also teach your dog “hold it” until her next trip outside.
The best way to train a dog is by using positive reinforcement. Use petting, positive words, and occasion treats to reward your dog whenever he does something good. Do not shout or strike the dog. This makes the dog think you are imbalanced. Be positive, firm and consistent to get great results while you train your dog.
All of the things you teach your dog are going to be a part of their behavior and personality. This is important to know, because you might undo certain desired behaviors inadvertently by teasing your dog or engaging in horseplay. You will want to mold your dog by always working toward desired behavior.
As mentioned earlier, there are many benefits associated with training your dog. You are likely to enjoy the training more and more as it progresses. You will learn to enjoy the time you spend training your dog, and you will soon become a team.