Sometimes it may feel as though you brought home Cujo instead of Lassie! Luckily, it just takes some elementary training your dog to help your dog understand what sort of behavior is expected.
There are many ways to make crate training more comfortable and successful for your new puppy or dog. If your dog does not want to go into the crate but one of his favorite toys inside and close the door. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. When your dog goes inside, give him plenty of praise, and let him know he is doing a good job.
When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Do not waste time ranting about how bad your dog is. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. Pitch your voice in such a way that your dog will recognize your vocalizations as commands.
Dogs can have a one-track mind and remain focused on one thing until you break the dog out of it. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. This way, you are aware of when your dog will need to do his business, and you can take him outside before an accident occurs. This helps your puppy learn to “hold it” for a bit, until he knows it’s time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
Your daily schedule should consist of regular potty breaks, regular training sessions and an hour of good exercise. This exercise will ensure that your dog is focused when it is training time. Fit dogs are happy and responsive to you.
Basic training your dog is easily incorporated into daily routine providing for fast training results. If you feel like you and your dog are having a hard time, try some of this advice.