If your dog is trained well, you will have a more relaxing home. Give the tips that follow a try. A few of these ideas may be precisely what you needed to build a lasting friendship with your pet.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. If they are uncomfortable with the door closed then try to feed them snacks to reassure them that they are okay. Keep the gate closed for short periods of time, and work your way up to longer times. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.
Give your dog a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. Once you’ve established a schedule, it will be easier to predict when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. Using this schedule can teach your dog how to hold their piddle until the upcoming potty break.
Use the right size crate for effective crate training. Keep in mind that puppies grow big. Choose a crate that your puppy can grow in, but won’t grow out of. Your dog needs to have the room to get around the crate and not feel cramped.
When you start dog training, develop a verbal cue so that the dog knows precisely when they complete a command correctly. The word “yes” may serve as a good gap-filler in between the dog’s good behavior and the giving of the reward.
The best way to train a dog is by using positive reinforcement. Your dog should be rewarded with both small treats and happy words. You should not hit or yell at your dog. This makes the dog think you are imbalanced. Stay positive but stand your ground when training your dog.
Take extra care with the tone you use whenever you discipline your dog. Dogs are very good at responding to perceived emotions of their trainers. Back up your discipline with a stern, but not angry, tone of voice to communicate your displeasure.
No matter how old your dog is, or how troublesome he has been until now, some of the above advice will make a difference. Be certain to use patience as you employ these techniques. With any luck, the dog and you will be much happier than you have ever been.