Well trained dogs equate to well behaved loving dogs. A properly trained and socialized dog can have a dramatic impact on the amount of happiness in your life. So to make your relationship even stronger, keep reading!
There are many ways to make crate training more comfortable and successful for your new puppy or dog. To entice a hesitant puppy into the crate, give it the incentive of a toy or bone inside, with the door shut. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.
Have a good reward system when training your dog. You should immediately reward your dog when they follow your command. Dogs can get confused if they are rewarded at inappropriate times.
Dogs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. If you keep up with his training, your dog will look to you more often for direction rather than looking to the environment.
Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself. 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 approach a strange dog too quickly. Hold our your hand and slowly move closer. This lets them warm up to the scent and they'll most likely trust you. After the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he'll start to trust you and listen to you.
If you are going to be doing any training you need to know how to enforce the rules. With primary reinforcement, you use something that your dog loves when it needs to be rewarded for positive behavior. Primary reinforcements include using food as treats and rubbing your dog's belly. Your dog will learn well from this.
While you are in the process of housebreaking your puppy, expect the occasional accident to occur. To help your training stay on track, clean up any messes right away. If the accident is left behind, the smell will make your pet think it's okay to eliminate in that spot. It will be difficult to discourage his eliminating in that spot once a habit is formed. Check any local stores or pet shops for products that are specifically designed to remove the urine smell from a carpet.
Most people that have never trained a dog believe that it is an extremely difficult and stressful project, but then find that it is not as hard as they had thought. Small adjustments to our own actions, along with easy methods to use with the dog can produce substantial improvements.