If you want a trusting, obedient dog, it is important to begin training immediately. That said, it isn’t an easy endeavor. Learn the following tacticsd to make training your dog easier.
When you’re working on training you dog, you must always try to teach it how to know that it’s their home. Leave the crate door open and place food inside of it when it’s time to eat. The crate will then become associated with the food they love.
When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Do not whine and complain to your pet about their bad behavior. Firmly say no and redirect them. Additionally, you can raise the tone of your voice for emphasis.
Dogs have the uncanny ability to have single-minded focus when something catches their attention. When a command is reinforced properly and often enough, your dog will begin to shift his focus from the distractions around to you in order to wait for your signal.
Consistency is the key to puppy crate training. The first thing to keep in mind is that you must let him use the bathroom as soon as he’s let out. This will teach your dog that he can wait until he gets out of the crate to relieve himself.
The first rule to remember when you begin to house train your puppy is that what you feed them will eventually come out the other end. To keep your pet regular, feed him quality food a couple of times daily at the same hour. If you know when the puppy eats, you will be able to better predict when to take him out. This means fewer accidents!
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. The dog has to lay down first. Hold a treat between your forefingers near the left side of your dog’s head, and then slowly pass the treat in front of his face and to the opposite side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
Choose one phrase to use every time you want your dog to do his business. Whenever the dog is taken out, use the term you have chosen to refer to the process of relieving him or herself, and the pet will make a mental link between going outside and doing just that.
It is vital for your pet to obey what you say. Everything you just read is appropriate for use in training your dog to be a better and more obedient member of the family. Puppy training requires time and patience, and you should not give up just because your puppy did not obey you when you gave him a command the first time. Dogs learn by repetition and consistency, and the more you know, the better equipped you are to train your dog properly.