Hooray! So, what comes next? Proper training will benefit both you and your canine companion. We will show you some of the tools you will need to accomplish this.
There are a few tricks you can try when attempting to crate train a puppy or dog. A dog is naturally hesitant about a crate at first. A way to get them interested is to put their favorite toy in the crate, then shut the door. Your dog will want the bone and will be unable to resist entering the crate. When he finally goes into the crate to retrieve the toy, shower the dog with praise.
Give your dog a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. Your dog will adjust to the schedule and he will quickly learn that his outside time is when he should go to the bathroom. Following a schedule will also help your dog learn how to “hold it” until his next potty break.
You need to leash train your dog. This will help to keep both of you safe while taking walks.
Always be patient when you train your dog. This will keep you and your pupy from becoming frustrated or angry. Keep in mind that your dog aims to please you, however, it does not understand your language, so it takes time for it to learn what you expect.
“Leave it” is a very important command that teaches your dog to drop whatever it is holding. This should be the first command you teach. This can help stop them from chewing on your belongings and prevents them from ingesting harmful things away from the home.
Always use positive reinforcement to train your dog. You can use treats, toys, positive speech and even belly rubs. Don’t ever yell at or hit your dog. Such tactics do not work and will reduce your credibility. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
Firm, direct commands are the best approach to take when training your dog. That said, love should prevail and yelling should never occur. This approach helps to reinforce your relationship with the animal.
You need to be very consistent when training your dog. When others are involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page and use the same commands. Your dog will learn better if the commands are ones he is familiar with.
Do not wear out your new puppy with an excessive training regiment. Remember that all dogs have short attention spans and puppies even more so. If you overdo it, he is likely to forget everything he learned and simply remember the experience in an unfavorable light, making it that much harder for you the next time you attempt the training.
A well trained dog is a happy dog, and owners of well trained dogs are pretty happy too. With this article, you have learned some tips and tricks you can use when it comes time to train your beloved dog.