Properly training your four-legged friend can help make life easier and more pleasant for both of you. The following article has some tips that can help. They may help you better the relationship between you and your dog.
The key to successful crate training with a new canine is making sure they understand that it is their home. During meal time, place their food in the crate while allowing the door to remain open as they eat. This way that start to like their crate even more.
When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If your puppy gets upset, then you may need to slow down and have more patience with them.
Ask yourself how your dog is seeing things. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. You should never give up on them, try looking at it from your dog’s vantage point. This allows you to gain more insight into what is most likely to work and what should be avoided.
Keep your dog well exercised and active. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. A bored dog is very difficult to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. Regularly take a walk or run with your dog.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. First, have the dog 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. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.
You need to train the dog to walk the right way using his leash. Doing so is a matter of safety for both you and the dog when you take him for a walk.
Train your dog in a positive manner. Reward your dog with happy words, petting and an occasional very small treat when he pleases you. Don’t ever hit your dog or yell at them! This makes the dog think you are imbalanced. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
Be very mindful of the way you speak to your dog when you train him. Dogs are more receptive to the tones their masters use than you might realize. Try using a stern tone to really convey your message to your dog.
It might be tough, but patience at all times is key. Dogs cannot speak English, and they are not human. The only thing it can understand is your tone and physical gestures. It will not know why you are behaving in such a manner. You need to stay calm and just stop training if you seem to be getting frustrated.
Hopefully now that you have read this article you have a better understanding of how to effectively train your dog. Stay patient and consistent. With any luck, your relationship with your dog will now be happier than it has ever been.