Huzzah! What happens now? Both you and your best friend will be very be happy together if he is properly trained. These tips will give you all the tools you need to train your pet.
Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. When your dog appears to be at ease while inside the crate with the door ajar, you can help him adjust to the crate even further by slowly latching the door and rewarding him with treats fed to him through the spaces between the wires. Leave them in for short periods of time, as little as 10 seconds. Work up from there. If they start to fuss, you are going too fast.
Make sure that you set a calm tone whenever you set foot in a room where your dog is. Your pet needs play time (and you might too), but your pet needs to be calm when you step into rooms most of the time. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
The more active your dog is, the healthier it will be. Dogs get bored just as easily as children. Conditions of boredom are not conducive to training. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. Lead your dog on the path to fitness by walking or jogging every day.
Dogs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. With enough repetition, your dog will focus on other things less and less, opting to wait for signals from you.
When using a crate to train your dog, you'll want to make sure that you select the right size. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Choose a crate which will be the right size for the dog when he grows up. At full size your dog should be able to move around without feeling too constricted.
Don't use things like shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. These devices can stifle your dog's natural reactions and have negative effects on even good or acceptable behaviors. This kind of approach often ends in disaster.
To improve the efficiency of your training routine, make sure your dog eats and poops at around the same time every day. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
Your dog does not need to respond to you saying “no”. It's important to discover positive methods of reinforcing your dog's training. The word ‘no' itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Not only is each situation different, every breed of dog is also different. Therefore, you should adjust your training based off your dog's breed and the specific situation at hand.
With the proper training, both you and your dog can be happy. The guidelines in this article are an excellent starting point for training your dog.