Are you completely lost when it comes to canine training? Do you currently own a dog and have been desperately trying to eliminate negative behaviors? This article is perfect! Keep reading on how to make sure your dog really becomes man’s best friend.
Small steps, gentle ways and patience are all a part of getting your puppy used to their crate. After they become used to each individual step and do not mind going inside the crate, try shutting the door and giving them treats with the door closed. Leave them in for short periods of time, as little as 10 seconds. Work up from there. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.
Make sure your dog is up and active often. Dogs can get bored quite easily. Bored dogs are harder 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. Walk or run your dog frequently.
You must be willing to invest the time required for practice if you want your training to be successful. It may take 25-50 tries before your dog understands a command consistently and thoroughly. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
When you train your dog, you need to establish control. If the dog does not understand that you have control he will ignore your commands and act with outright disobedience. For example, when you walk your dog you must be in front and you should insist your dog follows behind you.
Decide on a single phrase to use when housebreaking your new puppy. By using a dedicated expression to handle training commands, you can make it easier for your pet to focus and make connections. Although it sounds silly to repeat something like “poopie time!” over and over, the consistency will help your dog make the right link between being taken outside and relieving himself.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. This gives the dog an opportunity to learn your scent. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
Make sure your dog is comfortable and compliant with his leash. This will assure that the two of you are safe when you are out on walks.
“Leave it” is a command that should be taught and reinforced early on. Teaching them to “leave it” will stop them from destructive chewing and coming in contact with something that could potentially hurt them.
If you are going to be doing any training you need to know how to enforce the rules. In this method the reward you use is something it is natural for your dog to want. Examples of theses types of rewards are treats and belly rubs. Using this technique will train your dog what you expect from him.
Do you think there is any need to wait once you see how easy the training is? Implement these suggestions now to train your dog to be obedient. Dogs love to follow your commands when they understand what you want. They simply require a firm hand for guidance. Try it now!