Cool beans! Where do you go from here? Training your pet will help him to be a much happier dog. These tips will give you all the tools you need to train your pet.
If you want to teach your pet to use a crate, first try these simple tricks. To get a hesitant dog enthusiastic about getting in a crate, put a tempting treat like a fresh chew toy inside and close it up while your dog is outside. Temptation wins with this exercise; your dog will be eager to enter the crate when a treat is waiting for him. When they go inside to get the bone, give them lots of positive reinforcement.
Make sure you aren’t enforcing bad behavior without meaning to. This means you must not reward your dog with attention or treats for doing something you don’t want it to do. Don’t scratch the dogs back, give it a snack or reward it in any way if it jumps, barks or does anything you don’t approve of.
Verbal cues are very important to make sure that your dog is under your command. “Yes” is the perfect word to show dogs approval before giving a treat.
Avoid costly training tools such as shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. They can cause your dog to be confused about all their behaviors. These techniques don’t normally work.
As the dog gets better at training, you can let it have more freedom. Balancing obedience and liberty make dogs feel very satisfied. Don’t give your dog too much free reign though.
Always have a treat for rewarding your dog. You want them to know they did the right thing. You will ensure that your dog knows how to tell right from wrong if you do this.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. He’ll learn your scent and begin to have trust. After he knows you and your scent, it is easier to command him.
A dog that has been trained well is more happy and disciplined, and its owners are more likely to be happy as well. You now have the information you need to get started with training your dog to become the well behaved pet you have been wanting.