You may have thought you were going to be bringing a nice calm dog to your house, though in reality your dog is more like a wild, hyper animal! You can do just a little training, and you will see that your dog will be a better dog in no time.
If you are working on crate training your indoor puppy or dog, you can always try a few tricks. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. A tempting bone will prove too hard to resist, and the dog will be panting to get into the crate in no time. If they do go into the crate, offer up praise and a treat.
When doing crate training, train your dog incrementally rather than trying to do it all at once. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. If the dog becomes upset, then you need to take a step back and slow down the training.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. Dogs learn by repetition so with continued training, your dog will immediately focus on what you are saying.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. The first step is a simple “lay” command. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. While rolling, use your vocal command. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
Begin your training regimen with an easy task for your dog. This will be great for immediate gratification, and your dog will begin to understand what you expect along the way. This gives you awesome results during the training process.
When training your dog, always remember to have fun. When you engage in play with your pet, your relationship becomes stronger; your dog will often respond better to you while training because of this enhanced bond. While training is fun in itself, take some time to just play for enjoyment each day.
Short Training Sessions
Maintain short training sessions. Dogs’ attentions are very short. Maintaining short training sessions ensures that your dog can remain focused on the task at hand. If you want to have a full day of training, then ensure you provide your dog with plenty of breaks so that they can relax for a little while before they continue their training regimen.
Your dog should learn he doesn’t need to respond when you say ‘no’. When training your dog, you need to find positive ways to enforce your training. If you just say “no”, your dog might not understand what is acceptable. Each dog has their own quirks.
The best way to teach a dog good behavior is to never let poor behavior take hold. It is much more difficult to break a dog’s bad habits, than to teach it correct behavior in the beginning. For example, if you are adamant about your dog not being a beggar, then never make any exceptions to handing him food from your table.
Accidents are a part of training your puppy to go potty outside. Clean up any messes that are made immediately, so it doesn’t hamper your training efforts. The smell from a pet’s feces or urine can stay in the carpet. The puppy may return to that spot if it isn’t cleaned quickly. Look into different cleaners, especially enzyme cleaners, available at any pet store.
Be aware of the other dogs when taking yours for a walk. You should not assume every dog is friendly; some dogs may be aggressive. If you see a dog acting aggressively or fearfully, avoid that dog.
A lot of pet owners are pleasantly surprised how canine behavior training can fit seamlessly into their lives and just how soon they can see positive effects. So if your dogs relationship with you seems strained, try using these tips.