Many dogs end up in shelters because they don’t turn out the way their owners hoped they would, but this can often be avoided. Any dog can be trained to become well-behaved, healthy and happy. It isn’t that hard to have this kind of dog.
Choose a crate that corresponds to the size of your dog to facilitate its training. Puppies will get bigger. Get a crate that is the right size for your dog when it gets older. There should be enough space to move around without feeling cramped.
Keep your voice firm and level when delivering commands to your dog. The tone should be firm, so your dog understands that you are issuing a command, not a suggestion. In time, your dog will understand what you want regardless of which words you use.
Always be ready with dog treats. You want your pet to know that you are pleased with his behavior. Doing so makes your dog learn what he can and can’t do.
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. Then you will be aware when your dog needs to go outside to use the bathroom. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. As the dog begins barking, display a treat and then repeat your order until the barking ceases. You can then give it the treat. Repetition will ensure the dogs learns that quiet is a good thing.
Training methods you use should be consistent. If there is more than one person training your dog, you need to make sure all the members of your household are using the same rewards and commands. Your dog will learn better if the commands are ones he is familiar with.
When training your dog, it is important to remember to keep the training sessions relatively short. The ideal time to spend on a task is about fifteen minutes. When you exceed this amount of time, your dog can become frustrated and set your progress back. Once you’re finished with each session, praise your dog and play with them.
Challenging though it may be, you can have a dog who is obedient, loving and healthy. It’s your job to train them to get them to that state. Follow the steps written here and your dog can become a big part in your family.