When you decide it’s time to train your dog, it’s very common to be a bit lost. Good dog-training skills come naturally to very few people. In order to train your pet properly, preparing yourself with some good advice is an excellent idea. The following information will give you all the advice that you are seeking.
Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Start small and build up a bit daily. Pay attention and end the session when your dog loses interest.
If you have to keep your dogs outside, never tie them up too close to one another. The dogs could get wrapped up and they may be injured. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
When you buy a crate, ensure it is the correct size. Keep in mind that puppies get bigger. Choose a crate that is sure to fit them suitably when they hit adult size. Your dog should be able to make itself comfortable in a crate big enough for it to toss and turn.
Give your dog a word that tells them they’re doing the right thing. If you do not have a treat you can reward your dog with, pet it and talk to it in a soft voice until you find a treat.
Come up with a phrase that you can teach your puppy during house training. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
Pay attention to how much time you spend training in one session. If you spend too much time doing one training exercise, your dog will become bored. Limit the amount of time you train at first to less than 10 minutes.
Maintain short training sessions. Dogs don’t have long attention spans so keeping training short and concise keeps it from becoming something that they dread. If you want a long session, make sure that your dog has a break in between.
You do not want to over-stress your new pup by trying to teach him too much too quickly. A puppy only has short bursts of energy and doesn’t have a long attention; you’ve got to keep your training sessions positive and short. He’ll likely forget everything you taught him if you do too much at once. He will also look at training as a negative experience and it will be harder next time.
It is now time to take what you have learned and put it in to practice by training your dog. You can also use this information to help people that need help with puppy training.