Congratulations is in order for your decision to get a new dog. It will soon become an integral part of your family. Training should begin immediately after you have gotten home with your new pet. Good training will leave you and your pooch feeling happier. The following tips provide you with the information you need in order to successfully train your dog.
Crate training is very beneficial, but there can be difficulties that the following tips can help with. If your puppy doesn't like being in his crate, put a dog treat or chew bone in it and close the door to keep him out. If a dog sees something in the crate that they want, they will desire to enter it. Open the door, and praise them when they go inside.
When training a puppy to use a crate it is important to take your time and start with only a few steps at a time. 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 they start to fuss, you are going too fast.
Establish feeding habits for your dog. Teaching your dog to realize that when you place its food bowl down, it will be removed within 10-15 minutes, will help it understand that there is a feeding schedule to stick to. After some time training the dog this way, it will begin to finish the food before it is time to pick up the bowl.
It takes many repetitions before a dog learns a new command. It's very likely to take many repetitions of one command in order for your pup to fully understand it. Continue trying the same command and be patient, your dog will get it.
When training your dog, one of the first commands they should be aware of is the “drop” command, which lets them know they should drop any items they have in their mouth. This can help get your dog to stop chomping on your belongings and help keep them safe from hazardous materials.
Your dog needs to learn what the word “no” means. When training your dog, you need to find positive ways to enforce your training. Just simply telling your dog ‘no' doesn't help him or her in understanding how to properly react. Dogs need tailored training to pull through.
Overworking a new puppy with new information will only lead to trouble. Remember that all dogs have short attention spans and puppies even more so. If you do too much the puppy will just forget what you have taught him, and remember it in a negative way, it will be harder to help him in the end.
Trained dogs are the happiest dogs, and they keep their masters happy too. The information that was given to you in this article provides you a great starting point for training your dog.