Don't run out and adopt a dog if you haven't given it much thought. Dogs require a commitment by their owners. They need to be properly trained so that they are well-behaved and do not get into any trouble. Use the advice offered below to help you get started on training your pooch.
When crate training a new puppy or dog, help the dog realize that the crate is its home. You should put their food in the crate when they eat, but leave the door open. The dog will recognize the crate as having delicious food.
If you in the crate training phase of your training program, you can use a few techniques to speed it up. If your dog does not want to go into the crate but one of his favorite toys inside and close the door. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. After your dog goes into the crate, give positive reinforcement to increase the chance that he will go into the crate again.
Verbal cues are very important to make sure that your dog is under your command. Even a simple monosyllabic spoken ‘yes' can help the dog to connect the desired behavior with the imminent reward.
Let your dog have more freedom as he or she starts to behave and listen to commands more. The spectrum of freedom and obedience gives your dog the happy life he deserves. Make sure you do not provide excessive freedom right away, or backsliding may occur.
Training should begin with the easier commands. You will have the rush of seeing quick results, but the dog will gain a basic understanding of what good behavior means. Using this method as you train produces better results.
Your training sessions should be very short. Dogs can't pay attention for a long time, so keep sessions short and dynamic. If you want to train them more, let your dog take a break to get some energy out.
Be sure to always grab your dog's attention the same way. Your commands should always begin with your dog's name. Secure the dog's attention and then state what you wish him to do. Your dog will notice their name and they will see that you want their attention.
Use your dog's name all the time, this will help focus him. You puppy will develop the association between his name being called, and him needing to pay attention to what you are telling him. Choose a short name that is easily recognizable from other words.
The best way to train your dog is to use different tones of voices. Use different tones for praise and discipline. Be firm with your command, speak louder to reprimand your dog and take a softer voice to praise your dog.
You can teach an old dog new tricks. The advice in this article can be applied to dogs of any age. However, you should act as soon as you can before your dog harms others due to ignorance.