Deciding to get a dog is an important decision not to be taken lightly. Dogs require a commitment by their owners. If your dog is trained, he will be much less likely to run into problems or display aggression. This article provides the basics for training your dog.
If you are crate training your dog, you need to show them that this is where they will sleep. During meal time, place their food in the crate while allowing the door to remain open as they eat. The crate will then become associated with the food they love.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Begin with brief sessions and extend them from there. Pay attention and end the session when your dog loses interest.
Make sure the diet you are feeding your dog is healthy and nutritious. Your dog will not benefit from a poor diet. Without proper nutrition, your dog's general health will suffer and there may also be direct effects on behavior. Training may very well go easier when dogs are given the proper nutrients in a healthful diet.
Keep your dog well exercised and active. Dogs can easily become bored. Bored dogs are difficult to train. Your dog will pay better attention to commands, as well as play with you more, when he has been exercised properly. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
Dogs should never be tied up close to each other. This is due to the fact that they could become tangled in each others cords and end up injuring themselves when trying to get free. For example, a large dog could tangle the chain with a smaller dog, wrapping the chain around the neck of the small dog, causing it to die.
You should always say commands in the same tone and volume. These tones let your dog know that you are serious. It also helps them understand the differences between a sharp punishing tone and a sharp non-punishing tone.
When training your pet, you must be patient. This will reduce anger, stress and tension when you train your dog. Keep in mind that dogs do wish to please their owners, but cannot always understand what is desired of them.
Even if you've had an untrained dog for some time now, you still may use the following information to make sure your dog is trained properly. An untrained dog can inadvertently injure someone simply because they do not know better.