Training a dog really first requires the owner be trained as well. That’s really because an owner must train himself, before he can effectively attempt to train his dog. People are not born knowing how to train a dog and need to first learn if they really desire to do so. The information below should help anyone develop these needed skills.
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. If they are hesitant about the crate, you can put a nice chew bone inside and shut the gate while they are not in it. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. Praise your dog once he gets into the crate.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog’s training routine. Dogs can get bored easily. A bored dog is very difficult to train. Your dog is going to be a lot more attentive when it has received enough exercise. Walk or run your dog frequently.
Give them chew toys for pain relief while teething, and keep everything else out of reach. Immediately replace the object with one of the intended chew toys. Teething can cause puppies significant pain. Give them relief by letting them chew on a washcloth that is wet and frozen.
Always get your dog’s attention the same way. Start all commands with the dog’s name. Once you call his name and have his attention, begin getting him to do what you would like. Dogs quickly recognize their name which allows you to get their attention.
Be firm with your dog when training, for its own sake. You should not be yelling at your dog all the time. Be strict only when your dog disobeys or adopts an attitude you do not approve of. This will help you build a great relationship with your pup.
Now that the people who are interested in training their new pet dog have, hopefully, learned some new tricks, they can proceed to pass them along to their pets. Once a dog is on its way to learning, the owner will begin to appreciate the dedication that he or she has shown for doing the right thing for man’s best friend.