A trained dog generally means a well-behaved dog to a knowledgeable dog owner. Socializing and training your dog will teach proper obedience and keep your dog happy and safe. Here are some useful tips on finding a proper trainer, or becoming a good one yourself.
There are many ways to make crate training more comfortable and successful for your new puppy or dog. If they don't want to go in the crate, try luring them in with a treat or chew bone. The puppy will want to enter the kennel to retrieve the treat. Open the door, and praise them when they go inside.
Question how your dog views things. It's easy to get mad if your dog is not doing the basic things you teach it. Instead of giving up entirely, you might consider trying to put yourself in your dog's mindset. Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
When you start puppy training, develop a verbal cue so that the dog knows precisely when they complete a command correctly. “Yes” is the perfect word to show dogs approval before giving a treat.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog's head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog's head to the opposite side. He'll follow your hand and roll over completely. Say the command, “roll over” when he rolls over. Be patient if they don't get it right away; they'll get it soon enough!
Whenever your dog improves in his training, allow him some extra freedom. If you can instill a healthy sense of obedience with an appreciation for your love, you and your dog are guaranteed to enjoy your time together. Like most things, too much freedom can be counterproductive, so exercise caution with certain liberties.
“Leave it” is a command that should be taught and reinforced early on. This simple command is beneficial in making him stop on chewing furniture inside the house.
With any luck, this advice will increase the pleasure your dog brings to you and your loved ones. By training your dog properly, you will prevent stress and frustration in both your lives. Whether you get help from a professional or not, training your dog is one of the best ways to ensure the best possible life for your dog.