A dog or cute little puppy can steal the heart of many a person. If you are a new pet owner or are considering adopting a new family member, you're in for a real treat! Training is essential to having a good relationship with your pup. Pets always know what they need to do in this case, even when you aren't home. Keep reading for some fun and useful tips on dog training.
There are a few tricks you can try when attempting to crate train a puppy or dog. If the dog doesn't want to get in the crate try putting a chew toy in it and close the gate when they're not there. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. Open the door, and praise them when they go inside.
Do not tie up your dogs too closely. The dogs chains could get tangled up and cause harm to the dogs as they struggle to get free. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog's rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
Don't waste your money on cruel, ineffective gadgets such as shock collars. They might not work like they say they do and they cost too much. Also, using devices such as shock collars can restrain your dog while discouraging good behavior. You will usually get negative results with these techniques.
When it's time to introduce house training to your dog, put him on a consistent schedule of eating and elimination. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. A schedule is a great way to train a dog how to hold in their needs till they can go out.
Call your dogs name when speaking to him to keep him focused. Use it constantly in the first few weeks that you have your dog: your puppy should associate this sound with paying attention to you. Select a name that is short and distinctive.
Hopefully, you've read the tips listed here and learned a thing or two when it comes to having a good owner/pet relationship. Use the information for your specific circumstances. You are probably ready to train your cute dog. You can realize success with your dog by taking on the task of training him. Train your pet well. Enjoy your loveable, cute companion!