Congratulations on your new pet! What happens next? Proper training will make the time spent with your pet much more enjoyable. The suggestions here should be all you need to properly train your pet.
Use your dog’s name as much as you can to make sure he is paying attention. Make sure to use the dog’s name constantly when you first have him, so he can make the connection with his name and paying attention. It is important to use a name the dog easily understands.
Your dog should always feel safe during any type of training. When dogs feel threatened, they may display aggressive behavior. So this doesn’t happen, make sure your dog is always safe.
Dogs will focus on something and ignore all else unless something breaks that attention. With enough repetition, your dog will focus on other things less and less, opting to wait for signals from you.
Be sure to have your dog spayed or neutered at six months. This should happen before you start obedience classes. When your dog is spayed or neutered, it is a nicer pet and is better at obedience. Your dog will be happier and he or she will live longer.
A crate is your dog’s best friend during house training. Crate training will work if you let your dog go out on a regular basis and maintain a schedule that stays consistent. Dogs who are crate trained are often the best trained, having less accidents.
If you are feeling anxious, or feel like you can’t be patient, it is best to not even start a session. If you aren’t patient, your dog will quickly lose focus and tire of training.
Give your puppy time to be okay with a crate by taking the training one small step at a time. Once your puppy feels comfortable in the open crate, close the door and offer the dog a treat. Start with short times numbering in mere seconds, and increase the intervals gradually. Freaking out your dog is a sign that you need to slow down.
Stop your puppy immediately if he is chewing on something he shouldn’t. Since this action teaches him what he can and cannot chew on, it will help prevent him from chewing on your things when you are distracted or just not around.
Crates should feel like a safe place to puppies. So, you should never use them as a way to discipline your dog. Dogs may need to be familiarized with the crate to feel comfortable and secure in it. There are many tricks that you can try to make it easier for both of you. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. When he finally goes into the crate to retrieve the toy, shower the dog with praise.
Both the dog and owner are happier when the dog is well-trained. You now have the information you need to get started with training your dog to become the well behaved pet you have been wanting