A lot of people are trying to maintain a clean home these days, and a big part of maintaining a clean home is to keep your dog properly trained. Many people are completely unaware of how to give their dogs correct training. You can find solid advice in many places, beginning with this article.
When you are using a dog crate in your training, you need to help your dog get used to it as his home. When meal time comes, place the food bowl in the crate and keep the door open while the dog eats. This will help him associate good things with his crate.
The best way to train your dog is to reward it when it behaves properly. Giving your dog treats at the right time and in the right amount is important. If your timing is off, your dog will not understand what you are rewarding.
A puppy should have chew toys to get him through the teething pains. Keep other things out of his reach. Instead of allowing it to continue chewing on your important furniture or toys, provide a well-loved chew toy. If teething is causing your dog a great of pain, give him a frozen washcloth to chew on and relieve the pain.
Do not tie up several dogs in close proximity to each other. The chain of one dog could become wrapped around the other and, as the dogs struggle to free themselves, one or both could be injured. If two dogs’ chains become entangled, it is possible that one or both dogs could experience difficulty breathing or even strangulation.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. Your dog is probably going to follow the treat in your hand with his nose, which means he will rollover his whole body. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
Approach an unknown dog slowly and let him smell your outstretched hand. This gives the dog an opportunity to learn your scent. After the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he’ll start to trust you and listen to you.
Be firm with your dog when training, for its own sake. However, you should avoid being too loud or aggressively reprimanding your dog as this will hurt your relationship. Your goal should be to show that you are both strict and forgiving. This will help you develop a strong bond with your dog.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. Any time the animal starts to bark, get its attention by showing him a tasty dog treat. Forcefully, speak the command until your pet ceases barking. You can then give it the treat. If you do this a lot of times your dog will know if they are not barking they will get a treat.
Because of all the dog-training knowledge you’ve gained, you should understand how to properly train your dog and maintain a clean home. You should be forming strategies that you can apply in your household towards your dog and applying those strategies on a daily basis, if you do that then you should have a well trained dog before you know it.