Dogs provide us with unconditional love and lots of joy. No wonder they are the most popular pets in the US. You may have your hands full when first getting a dog. You must train your dog extensively. Use the tips from this article and your dog will soon be properly trained.
Stay very consistent and persistent when starting your crate training regimen. If you remove the pup from the crate, see to it that he has the means to go potty. Over time, the puppy will be able to wait until the appropriate opportunity to answer the call of nature.
To achieve the best results when housebreaking a pet, be aware of the food and water he consumes. In an effort to create regularity in your puppy, feed specific meals at specific times daily. By scheduling your feedings, you will be able to determine when you should take your dog out. This can greatly reduce the number of accidents.
The first thing your dog must learn is who the boss is. He needs to know that you are the authority before he will let you train him. When walking with your dog, always walk first, never let your dog lead, as this is the leadership position.
Think of a word you can use as a command during training. “Yes” is the perfect word to show dogs approval before giving a treat.
Don't extend training sessions. Since dogs do not have a long attention span, short lessons will prevent them from getting bored. If you want to train them more, let your dog take a break to get some energy out.
Identify what exactly it is that your dog is always barking at to help curb the behavior. Whether your dog barks in response to other dogs, people, certain sounds or something else, it is important to habituate him to this circumstance. The key is teaching them that their triggers are nothing to fear.
It is not good for a puppy to train too often, it will wear it out if it has to process too much information. A puppy has a short attention span and limited energy to focus, so keep your sessions brief and as positive as possible. If you overdo it, he is likely to forget everything he learned and simply remember the experience in an unfavorable light, making it that much harder for you the next time you attempt the training.
House training a puppy can be frustrating, as accidents are going to occur on occasion. Clean accidents as quickly as you can. When a dog uses the house to relive itself, the smell can linger on the carpet if not cleaned properly. You will then have a dog that will continue to use that same spot all of the time. Buy a product specially designed to neutralize odors.
Now that you know what to do with your puppy, it is time to put these tips into action. Be patient with your animal and make sure, above all, that you show your dog when he is doing the right thing. These tips will not be mastered overnight, but you and your dog will soon get there.