Puppy training can be frustrating, especially with a new pet. This advice will get you started on improving your relationship and your pet's confidence.
If you are crate training your dog, you need to show them that this is where they will sleep. At meal times, try to place their food in the crate by leaving the door wide open while they're eating. This will create a good association between the crate and their food.
When training a puppy to use a crate it is important to take your time and start with only a few steps at a time. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Start off small, like 10 seconds at a time, and slowly move up the times. If your pet seems upset or agitated, you may need to slow down.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. Don't scream and yell and throw a fit. Just say no, then show it what to do instead. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
Try to mistakenly avoid reinforcing any behaviors that are unwanted when doing canine training. Don't give your dog any attention or treats when he is being bad. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.
Teach your pet the proper way to walk on a leash. This is important for both the dog's safety, and your own.
If your dog barks a lot, try getting them accustomed to whatever causes the problem. It might be a noise or simply coming into contact with other animals or people. Eventually, your dog should see that barking is not necessary in this situation.
You will be doing more harm that good if you over train your puppy. Brief, simple, positive training sessions are well-suited to the limited supply of energy and attention a pup has to work with. If your training sessions stress your puppy, he will grow increasingly less attentive in future sessions.
Your dog should enjoy his training and look forward to it. Keep your training lessons between ten to fifteen minutes so your dog can keep focused. Be generous when it is time to reward! Praising your dog is the best way to ensure continued obedience. This will make training and listening pleasurable for your dog.
The advice in this article should serve you well as you seek to build a better relationship with your pet. Your life will be enhanced by your newly calm, obedient and appreciative dog. Apply any of these ideas that you can in the near future and witness the results.