Your dog is a member of your family. Unfortunately, your dog may not value the things you have and it may chew anything that may look like a tasty chew toy. The following paragraphs are full of canine training advice you can use to teach your dog many things, including cutting back on uninvited chewing.
Crate train your puppy in small steps, so that the training is most effective. Once he is comfortable walking in and out of the crate, try quietly closing the door and offering him a biscuit through the wires. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. Freaking out your dog is a sign that you need to slow down.
When your dog is a room make sure you are calm when you come in. It is nice to calmly play with your dogs, but remember to stay relaxed. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
Dogs can have a one-track mind and remain focused on one thing until you break the dog out of it. Your dog can learn to focus less and less, except for your commands, by using repetition.
Be patient when teaching your dog, it will take some time. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Keep trying, your dog will pick it up.
When using a crate to train your dog, you’ll want to make sure that you select the right size. Don’t forget that puppies get bigger. Choose a crate which will be the right size for the dog when he grows up. At full size your dog should be able to move around without feeling too constricted.
You need to show your dog how to properly walk while on a leash. This will help keep your dog and you safe when going for walks.
You need to teach your dog to stop when you give them their command. Use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. The word ‘no’ itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Because no two dogs are the same, the training you use should work with their needs.
The tone of your voice is important during training. Use a clearly defined tone for different commands, encouragement or directives. This makes it easier for the dog to link your expectations with different behaviors. The best advice is to use a firm voice for commands, a louder voice when correcting your dog and a higher voice when praising your dog.
To train young dogs to walk with a leash, you must first have the dog wear a collar during playtime. Your puppy should feel comfortable in it for walks but also for identification.
Never reward bad behavior with the intent of quickly ending a certain behavior. This makes the dog feel like he holds the control. When a dog barks, never reward it, for example.
Does your pet strain and pull every time you put him on a leash? This is one of the most common complaints owners have about their dogs, and it’s also incredibly easy to remedy. Go to your local pet store and purchase a cheap harness. A harness can significantly reduce pulling, which will cause your walks to be more fun.
To make the most of your canine training efforts, stay consistent. Write down the commands that you use and then make sure each person who needs to know them does. You also need to make certain that everyone should be rewarding the dog’s good behavior and not rewarding any bad behavior. If everyone is on the same page, the dog will better understand what is expected of him.
Stay consistent when you train your dog. Consistency must be used in the wording of the commands you use with your dog, the tone of voice you use when saying these words and the rewards that you provide for the dog when it successfully complies with your commands.
It is important to use a wide spectrum of treats when training your dog. Training treats should not become confused with everyday treats, since training treats are meant to encourage obedience in your dog.
Remember that you are in charge of your dog. You have to be the leader. When starting obedience training, utilize a training collar along with a short leash, and be sure to heel your dog when you walk and go through gates and doors ahead of the dog. Don’t forget that you are the boss.
Just as a human likes to stretch out and lay on their backs, so do dogs. Therefore, it is essential to have a dog bed big enough for your furry friend. There are big, long dog beds around for larger dogs, or you could look for a mattress taken from a crib. A crib mattress has advantages; one being that you can use crib sheets and then change them as needed. These mattresses are usually waterproof also.
You want your dog to behave. This will not only prevent your dog from getting injured, but will also save you money and frustration. Use the advice in this piece and you will have what it takes to curtail excessive chewing.