No matter the size of the dog, they generally all have the same mindset. If a person is mindful of this, then there shouldn’t be any problems with training, no matter the type of dog they decide to get. This article will shed some light on how dogs think for anyone who is a little clueless in this arena.
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. As soon as they start to feel comfortable in the crate when the door is open, try closing the gate and have them eat inside. Leave them in for short periods of time, as little as 10 seconds. Work up from there. If the dog becomes agitated, slow down a little more to make them more comfortable.
Create a calm environment whenever you enter the room the dog is in. During playtime allow your dog to be feisty, but teach him to remain calm when someone enters a room. Try to ignore your dog when your first enter the room because this will help to keep them calm and reinforce that you are in control.
Your dog must respect you in order for training to work. Your dog must understand that you’re in control, so that he knows to obey and respect you. Your dog should not walk ahead of you, because that indicates a position of leadership.
As your dog progresses in training, you can provide more freedom. The spectrum of freedom and obedience gives your dog the happy life he deserves. Don’t give too much at any one time, of course, or it could take your training back a step.
You need to show your dog how to properly walk while on a leash. Think of the leash as a safety requirement.
Try toilet training your dog without there being any accidents. Be able to tell when your dog has to go out. They may pace, sniff, whine or walk in circles. Do not hesitate when you see your dog do that. Grab a leash and take your dog to a designated spot in your yard. Reward your dog for getting your attention when he needs to go out. With some time, your dog will be able to tell you when he needs to go outside.
Create a specific command to stop your dog when it barks. When it starts barking, show them the treat and say the command until it quits barking. Only give them the treat when they obey the command. This positive reinforcement will help to get your dog to learn.
The most important step of puppy training is understanding how they think. It can also make dog training more effective. One must simply combine this insight into canine behavior with a bit of hard work.