Much like a television or other electronic device, dogs must be programmed and trained to produce certain results. Your dog already is capable of doing the most common commands, but it must be trained to follow instructions. This article can help bring out the innate ability to be trained in every dog.
Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Start with short times numbering in mere seconds, and increase the intervals gradually. If the puppy becomes upset, you may be progressing too quickly.
When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Just say no, then show it what to do instead. Also speak with authority so they understand you mean business.
A puppy should have chew toys to get him through the teething pains. Keep other things out of his reach. Give it an actual chew toy in its place. If the puppy is suffering any pain from teething, freeze a wet washcloth for him or her to chew on.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
Make sure training has an element of fun incorporated into it. When you play with your dog, it strengthens the bond between you and them, thus encouraging the pet to stay positive during training. In addition to your daily training sessions, take time out for simple play. Make this uncomplicated and fun for your dog.
Now that you have a few strategies for training your dog, it’s all about properly applying them. Your pet will like the time that is spent between you and them in the training sessions.