Every dog requires training to some extent in order to learn what to do and of course, what not to do. The following article will provide you with useful tips when training your dog.
When crate training a new puppy or dog, help the dog realize that the crate is its home. Leave the crate door open and place food inside of it when it's time to eat. This will help them associate good food to the crate.
There are many ways to make crate training more comfortable and successful for your new puppy or dog. Many dogs are intimidated by the crate. To cure this, place something they enjoy in it and shut the door. A tempting bone will prove too hard to resist, and the dog will be panting to get into the crate in no time. Praise your dog once he gets into the crate.
Ensure your dogs are active and getting a lot of exercises. Dogs can become bored very easily. Not to mention that a bored dog is going to be more stubborn during training. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. Go on extended walks or runs with your dog on a regular basis.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. When letting your dog out of the crate, be sure to immediately allow your dog to relieve himself. As he gets older, he will gain greater control of his bodily functions, making it easier to control himself.
Do not ever use a shock collar to train your dog. Most of the time these don't function as they should and can cost quite a bit of money. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. Usually if you do this your dog will respond in the wrong way.
“Leave it” is an important command to teach, starting when you bring your dog home. You can use this command for a number of purposes. For example, it is used to prevent the dog from chewing on something or even to guide them out of harm's way.
Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise in addition to scheduled training and potty break sessions. Keeping a dog healthy with exercise allows for more efficient training sessions in the future. A dog who has proper training and enough play time will be a happy dog.
Untrained dogs, as mentioned above, will destroy your home and your sanity. These tips will help you get ready to teach your dog how to behave the right way.