There is no doubt about it; dogs are great. When you buy a new puppy, you're in for a lot of work! The key to your successful relationship with your pet is making sure they are well trained. You'll feel more confident, if you're home with them or not. Use this article to find some tips that will help you create a great relationship with your pet.
If you are working on crate training your indoor puppy or dog, you can always try a few tricks. If your puppy seems reluctant about entering the crate, place a chew toy inside and close the door to the kennel. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. When he finally goes into the crate to retrieve the toy, shower the dog with praise.
A main focus of training is timing your sessions appropriately. Start small and build up a bit daily. When the animal appears to lose interest, you will know which duration produces the best results per session.
Continue training your dog so he doesn't forget how to learn. Some dog owners make the mistake of thinking that once training has ended, no further action is required. Pets share a lot of the same habitual learning that humans do. This is why you must make sure that you have a rule system that is strict for your dog.
Every time you speak a command, it should be with the same tone and loudness level. This lets the dog know you are serious. Additionally, it distances discipline commands from normal commands.
Continue training your dog using the same techniques over time. If more than one family member is training your pet, make sure they all you the same commands, rewards and discipline. Your dog will be more willing to be trained if he knows what to expect.
When training your new dog, you call them by name as much as possible. Use it constantly in the first few weeks that you have your dog: your puppy should associate this sound with paying attention to you. Chose a name that can easily be distinguished from other words, and that has only one or two syllables.
When implementing discipline with your dog, monitor your tone of voice. Dogs tend to be well in tune with how their trainers are feeling. Try using a stern tone to really convey your message to your dog.
Hopefully, you have read a tip or two that will help you with your owner/pet relationship. Learn the above techniques and begin using them today. If you are not already attached to your dog, you soon will be. The key to being successful is training! It is your duty to train your pet. Best of luck to your and your beloved dog — or dogs.