You love your pet and you surely care for the things you own. Your dog has no regard for material possessions, and yearns to chew on them. The following paragraphs are full of dog training advice you can use to teach your dog many things, including cutting back on uninvited chewing.
When crate training an indoor dog or puppy, you may try some tricks. If the dog doesn’t want to get in the crate try putting a chew toy in it and close the gate when they’re not there. They will see the toy inside the crate and will want in the crate to get it. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. During playtime allow your dog to be feisty, but teach him to remain calm when someone enters a room. Don’t acknowledge your dog until you decide. This will establish a controlled atmosphere.
Make sure that your dog stays awake and active. Dogs can become bored easily. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. When your dog is happy and well-exercised, he will be more willing to pay attention to his training. Go on extended walks or runs with your dog on a regular basis.
Think of a word you can use as a command during training. Certain words like “yes” are great for bridging the time between obeying an order and receiving the reward.
Shock collars are not a good idea. In many cases, they do not live up to the advertising expectations created, and are just more money than more effective and traditional training tools. Using shock collars can actually end up having a negative impact on your training. The negative training causes negative outcomes.
To conclude, it’s vital that you train your dog right. This saves money, frustration, and perhaps even your dog’s life. When you apply the ideas you’ve just read, you are taking yourself one step closer to training your dog properly.