A cute little dog or puppy can creep into the heart and life of many people. If you’re thinking about getting a dog, or already have one, congratulations. Training has to begin early and be completed often. Your dog will know what to expect and you’ll have confidence in it whether or not you’re at home. Read on for great tips on developing a good working relationship with your dog.
When you are working on crate training with your new dog or puppy, always take steps to let them know it’s their home. You should put their food in the crate when they eat, but leave the door open. This will create a good association between the crate and their food.
When you correct your dog verbally, ensure your corrections are direct and short. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Firmly say no and redirect them. In addition, use an appropriate voice volume when you give commands, so that it grabs the dog’s attention and lets it know that you are serious.
Be careful not to reinforce negative behaviors. Withhold treats and attention when your dog exhibits any undesirable behaviors. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.
The first thing to do when training a dog is to establish that you are in control. The dog will have little respect for you and it won’t obey if you do not show that you are the one in charge. 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.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. His nose will follow the treat, naturally making him roll over. While rolling, use your vocal command. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.
Hopefully, you have read a tip or two that will help you with your owner/pet relationship. Use the tips that best relate to your situation. You love your dog and want the best for all involved. Training is necessary for a good dog. Therefore, ensure that you properly train your dog. Congratulations on being a pet owner.