Taking the time to train your dog is one of the most important things you can do for him. In the years to come, your dog will know its place in the family and will love it, so it pays off in the end. Read this article to find out how you can successfully train your puppy.
Timing is critical during canine training; you need to take the time training, but don’t overdo it. Start small and build up a bit daily. Once your dog is distracted, it is time for a break.
Your dog will perform best on a healthy diet. It is entirely up to you to provide a good diet for your pet. It can make your dog behave badly and is not good for their health. With the right healthy diet, your dog will be more energetic and eager to please during training sessions.
Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. Dogs can get bored quite easily. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. It is easier for your dog to focus if he is happy and well exercised. Go on extended walks or runs with your dog on a regular basis.
Dogs can have a one-track mind and remain focused on one thing until you break the dog out of it. With frequent practice, your dog will begin to focus on you and the signals you are giving him instead of other distractions.
Select an appropriately sized crate to foster solid crate training results. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Get a crate that is the right size for your dog when it gets older. The crate should be big enough for the dog to turn and lie down comfortably without feeling cramped.
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. Sticking to a schedule will teach your dog how to control himself until his next scheduled potty break.
Your dog should learn he doesn’t need to respond when you say ‘no’. Positive reinforcement is the best method for puppy training. If you just say “no”, your dog might not understand what is acceptable. No two animals and trainers are alike, so choose an approach that meets both your needs.
As discussed earlier, training your dog can pay financial dividends. A badly behaved dog can destroy your house and stress everyone in the family; soon no one will want him around. By following the advice in this article, your training will be successful and your dog will be a very welcome and adored addition to your family.