Dogs require training in order to teach them tricks and useful behaviors as well as discouraging them from doing bad things. This article will discuss many tips and techniques to get your puppy trained.
Good behavior means rewards! Whenever your dog does something right, it's important that they remain calm. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Stay calm, require calm from the dog, and give the reward.
Do your best to keep your dog active through the day. Dogs can become bored easily. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. Get out for some long walks and runs with your dog.
To ensure success, you must ensure that the crate you are using is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. Keep in mind that your puppy will eventually grow into a bigger dog. You want a crate that will suit your dog right through to adulthood. There should be enough space to move around without feeling cramped.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. You should avoid using strips of food or attention to train when you are trying to discourage behaviors. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
Establish a verbal cue to let your dog know when a command has been carried out to your satisfaction. The word “yes” may serve as a good gap-filler in between the dog's good behavior and the giving of the reward.
Without proper training, dogs can be destructive in the home. With the advice from this article, however, you should be better prepared to go out there and teach your dog the right skills.