Most dog owners need to spend a lot of time reinforcing positive behaviors in their dog and getting rid of bad behaviors such as chewing or barking. By following the tips presented here, you can help your dog become a satisfying and enjoyable pet.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy's training routine, introduce the apparatus and its' functions very gradually. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If the dog shows signs of distress, you may be progressing too quickly.
It is essential to have the correct timing for your training sessions. Shorter training sessions are better at the beginning of your program. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.
The first thing that you must do is to command control over your dog. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. Never allow your dog pull on the leash while you are on a walk.
If you want your dog to follow the rules, keep training it, it needs to be refreshed! Most owners think training once is all that it takes. But dogs can become complacent just like their human counterparts. For this reason, it is especially important to hold your dog to a strict disciplinary system.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. The first step is to get 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'll follow your hand and roll over completely. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
It is important that you are firm with your dog for effective training. You should not be yelling at your dog all the time. Be strict only when your dog disobeys or adopts an attitude you do not approve of. This way you will develop a strong bond with your dog.
If your pet is a problematic barker, try this training tip. Choose a simple word or directive you can use to quiet him down and discourage barking. After your dog starts barking, show your pet the reward and repeat the command until they cease. Then, you can award your dog with a treat. Enough repetitions will result in the dog associating the treat with the command and remaining quiet.
Even if you've got a rowdy dog, keep thinking positively. You can train most dogs if you use proper method and some perseverance. Use the information you have read to eliminate hardship connected with training a dog, as well as to maximize those efforts.