There are a number of reasons for having a pet dog. You might have picked the dog that had the big puppy eyes. It should go without saying that an obedient dog is the ideal dog. This means you have to train your pup! Keep reading to get the training done well.
Use small steps when training a dog or pup to get into a crate, so that they can become familiar with it. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Use small increments of time, and build them up as your puppy or dog becomes more relaxed with the process. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.
Reward your dog’s good behavior. Giving a reward for an appropriate behavior is correct, but do it quickly and move on. While you might be pleased, acting too excited may cause the dog to get agitated, lessening your control. Act calmly, expect calmness, and then appropriately reward the dog.
Before your dog can learn a new command it will take several repetitions. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command. Be patient and say the same command in the same way each time. Your dog will learn eventually.
Give your dog a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.
Exercise your dog for at least an hour each day in addition to regular outside potty breaks and training sessions. Making sure your dog has enough exercise makes training sessions more effective and encourages regular good behavior from your dog. Your dog will be happier and better behaved if he gets enough exercise.
Positive reinforcement is the best way to train a dog. Praise your dog when he deserves it, and give him treats to show that you are pleased. Don’t ever hit your dog or yell at them! This is ineffective and will just convince your dog that you don’t know what you are doing. Stay consistent and use positive reinforcement.
A good tip is to make sure you are aware if other dogs are present when you are walking your dog. Some dogs tend to be aggressive, and it’s not safe to assume that every dog owner is responsible. If you come across a dog that seems aggressive avoid it.
Giving up is not an option when it comes to training your pet. Through constant and positive reinforcement, you will be able to train your dog to retain the behaviors you teach them. Realize that training your dog is a daily task, no different than feeding and sheltering it.
Bringing dogs on a trip means bringing all their supplies, too. Some treats, a bottle of water and a favorite blanket will go a long way towards making the trip more comfy for everyone. You can buy dog food when you get there, of course, which is a lot easier than bringing it with you.
Is your pooch eating a well-balanced diet? Some bad behavior could be attributed to an imbalanced diet. Change your dog’s food if you need to. Ask your vet to recommend the appropriate diet for your dog’s age, breed and activity level.
Often, bad chewing habits are caused by anxiety. If you keep him in a crate and give him toys that are safe for him to chew on, your dog and your house will stay safe.
By this time, you should be ready and excited about moving forward with training. Hopefully, you found some helpful ideas in this piece for training your dog! It is a joy to earn a well-trained pet. That said, this is not a quick process to complete. You won’t regret the time you invested training your dog when you experience the joy of owning a well-trained pet. Use the tips that work best for your situation.