If you are a new dog owner, then you are surely curious about the best tips for canine training. Here are a few tips you can use to get started.
If you are crate training your dog, you need to show them that this is where they will sleep. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. This way, your dog will associate positive things with being inside the crate.
Proper and generous rewards are critical to dog training. Dog treats must be plentiful and strategically timed. A dog doesn't always know when it's being rewarded if they don't get a treat at the proper time.
When you start training your dog, come up with a verbal cue that will tell your pet they've followed your command. Using an affirmative word can help your dog understand they did their part and it is time for a treat.
Teaching dogs to roll over can be easy, provided some treats are on hand. Start by getting the dog to lay down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog's head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
Be sure to keep your treats close by when you're training your dog. Giving a treat is how you show your dog that you appreciate the behavior. This is the best way to ensure that the dog understands the difference between right and wrong.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. Doing so builds up trust with the dog. Dogs that know your smell are less likely to fear you and more likely to obey commands.
For a dog to become house trained you should always have them on the same feeding schedule everyday, so their elimination time is always the same. This can train your dog to whine or come get you when he feels the urge, so you can let him out and prevent him from doing his business inside. This will also teach your dog “hold it” until her next trip outside.
Training your dog, as you have read, is not rocket science. With these tips, you can approach canine training with a little experience under your belt.