Your dog is an important part of your family and it is important that you figure out the proper way to train it. The following article will shed some light on some simple canine training tricks and tips that you can use to your benefit. Before you train your dog, you need to do a little homework of your own.
When crate training a puppy, try to make your puppy feel like the crate is his home. Whenever it’s time for them to eat, place their food bowl into the crate and leave the door open when eating. The dog will recognize the crate as having delicious food.
Teaching a dog how to roll over isn’t too hard with a few treats in your hand. First, have the dog lay down. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. This will cause your dog to use their nose to follow the treat. As a result, your dog will roll over. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
Stay away from training devices such as shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. They can also discourage good behaviors as they inhibit your dog’s behavior too much. These methods yield negative results.
Pick a phrase you will say to your new puppy the whole time you are working on house training him. When you take your puppy outside, say “go potty” to them so they will eventually associate the phrase with going to the bathroom outside.
Always have a treat for rewarding your dog. You want your pet to know that you are pleased with his behavior. This is a great way to make certain the dog grasps what is right and what is wrong.
You need to teach your dog right away that they should drop or back away from something when you say “leave it.” It ensures they don’t eat food they shouldn’t, chew on items not intended to be chewed on or even pick up dangerous or poisonous items in their mouth.
Every day, try to allow your pet to have an hour or so of exercise. This is on top of regular training lessons and restroom breaks. When your dog gets adequate exercise, he can be trained more effectively and it can bring out your dog’s good behavior. As they say, a healthy dog will respond well to training.
You are now ready to begin training your pooch. Become a better trainer, listener and friend to your dog by following the advice from this article. Simple advice can go a long way.