All dogs need to be trained so that they can learn what proper behavior is and they can learn what improper behavior is as well. The following article will give you some helpful information on canine training.
Here are a few ways to make crate training more positive for your dog. To get a hesitant dog enthusiastic about getting in a crate, put a tempting treat like a fresh chew toy inside and close it up while your dog is outside. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. Once your dog seems to have acclimated to the crate itself, close the gate and feeding him through it. Keep the gate closed for short periods of time, and work your way up to longer times. If your puppy starts acting distressed about going into the create, you need to slow things down.
You need a commanding control if you are starting to train your dog. If the dog does not understand that you have control he will ignore your commands and act with outright disobedience. Demonstrate your position of authority to your dog by leading the way whenever the two of you are walking.
If your dog jumps up, quickly bring your knee up to encounter his chest and say OFF! If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable. They will stop doing this behavior since it will be associated with a negative feeling.
Be sure to always grab your dog’s attention the same way. Start all commands with the dog’s name. Once you call his name and have his attention, begin getting him to do what you would like. Dogs quickly recognize their name which allows you to get their attention.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. Each time your dog barks, wave a treat in front of him and voice your command. Then, you can give your pet the treat. If you repeat this long enough, your dog will associate the treat and then the order with being quiet.
A training program that pushes the limits of a dog’s attention and endurance is not likely to produce good results. Puppies have a very limited attention span. When doing training, make them in small short sessions and always make them positive. If you try too hard to train the puppy, he will probably just forget what you have taught him and will see the experience as bad. This will make it more difficult to train the puppy at a later time.
Water spray bottles can be used to avert bad behavior. This technique will show your dog that the behavior is unacceptable. Before long, your dog will no long display these behaviors.
Dogs need to learn to socialize early in life. Your dog must learn how to behave when other people or dogs are present, and there is no other way to teach this skill. This will help reduce any sporadic behavior within new environments, too.
Untrained dogs, as mentioned above, will destroy your home and your sanity. If you follow the guidelines in this article, you will be more effective while training your dog.