Training a new puppy can be overwhelming. Yet it is well worth it, especially since a trained dog is generally considered safer, more loyal and far more enjoyable to be around. It is important that you establish positive training methods with your dog. Be patient and remain consistent to help your dog remember what you expect from it. Set aside about twenty to thirty minutes each day. This is the amount in which they’re most receptive. The time should be between 15 and 30 minutes; any longer and the dog will lose interest.
If you are crate training your dog, you need to show them that this is where they will sleep. You should put their food in the cage and leave the door open if it is time for them to eat. This will help them associate good food to the crate.
There are several techniques to make crate training your dog easier. A dog is naturally hesitant about a crate at first. A way to get them interested is to put their favorite toy in the crate, then shut the door. This will make the puppy want to be let inside the crate to get the bone. Once in the crate, let them know they did a good job by praising them.
Try to think like your dog. As advanced creatures, we humans have problems accepting when our dogs aren’t picking up new skills as fast as we’d like. Do not give up! Switch things up by thinking like a dog. Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
Reinforce calm behavior upon your arrival. It is great to have playtime with your pet, but your dog should stay calm when you come into the room. You can retain control over the environment by allowing a few moments before acknowledging your pet. You are behind the decisions to play or interact.
As you progress with your dog’s training, you should begin to give it more and more freedom. Your dog will flourish with a good balance between control and respect. Do not allow them freedom all at once, they might lose what they learned.
In puppy training, use the same volume and tone of voice when you state a command. An authoritarian tone informs your dog he is expected to obey. Doing this also ensures that your dog will know the difference between your “you’re in trouble” voice and your “do as I say” voice.
These ideas will keep your dog on the up and up. This will result in a safe pet and property. With a combination of the tips here and patience, you should have a pretty simple time training your pooch.