Dogs are pets that are beloved and owned by many people. Puppies and other young animals can get into mischief, and sometimes they can be destructive. Use the advice in this article, and train your dog properly.
Use small steps when training a dog or pup to get into a crate, so that they can become familiar with it. Allow them to feel comfortable in their crate by closing the door and feeding them treats while praising them. Start small, like at 10 seconds per approach, and then gradually increase the times. If they become upset, you are moving too fast.
Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. When dogs have nothing to do, they can get bored. When dogs are bored they are difficult to train. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
Your dog must realize that you are the leader of the pack. If the dog does not understand that you have control he will ignore your commands and act with outright disobedience. In practice, this means that you should walk ahead when walking your dog, for instance, rather than allowing him or her to take the lead.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Then hold one treat near his head and near the floor. Pull the treat over the dog until your hand is on the other side. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. Be patient if they don’t get it right away; they’ll get it soon enough!
As you encounter unfamiliar dogs, make certain to advance with care and let the dog smell your hand. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. As the dog begins to trust you, he will more likely follow your commands.
You need to train the dog to walk the right way using his leash. This helps keep both you and your dog safe when going on walks.
Use the same command for the behavior you want him to demonstrate. Always start your commands with his name. First, call his name then give him a verbal or gesture command. Dogs often respond to their name immediately and know you intend for them to pay attention.
Your dog does not need to respond to you saying “no”. You must find positive methods to reinforce your commands when training a dog. If you just say “no”, your dog might not understand what is acceptable. There is a difference in all dogs and training should be customized.
Make sure your dog’s training is consistent. When more than one person is training your dog be sure that you are using the same word as a command and discipline. When a dog only associates one word with each action, it is easier on him.
Remember not to reward your dog for bad behavior when they do something negative. This only makes the dog more likely to do those bad things again. For example, this occurs when you give a dog a treat every time it makes loud noises.
When it comes to training your dog, never give up. Through constant and positive reinforcement, you will be able to train your dog to retain the behaviors you teach them. Keep in mind that in addition to giving your dog food and shelter, training will be a life-long process.
You should not have to choose between your beloved dog and a clean home. Having a rowdy or destructive dog can make it difficult to maintain a presentable home, but training your dog can easily fix this problem. You can live happily with your dog if you keep the advice in this article in mind.