Most of the time, even a misbehaving dog can be effectively trained. Any dog can be trained to become well-behaved, healthy and happy. The process of turning a dog who is not obedient to one who is can be hard; however, if you are willing to take some time and utilize some helpful advice, you can do it. Continue reading.
You can use a few tricks when crate training your dog or puppy. A yummy treat can help to entice a hesitant dog into the crate. The puppy will want to enter the kennel to retrieve the treat. After he goes in the crate, reward him with praise and a treat.
For the best results in training your pet, you must be diligent about giving rewards and encouragement. Unless you offer treats appropriately and frequently, it’s almost impossible to keep him motivated and interested. If your timing is off, your dog will not understand what you are rewarding.
Do not tie a dog up near another dog, or dogs. The dogs could get wrapped up and they may be injured. In the worst case, a large dog might be able to strangle or crush a smaller one, entirely by accident, while trying to free itself.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. Don’t ever reward a dog that is behaving badly. 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.
Refrain from using shock collars and similar training devices. In many cases, they do not live up to the advertising expectations created, and are just more money than more effective and traditional training tools. Also, shock collars may actually hinder your dog’s development and thwart positive behaviors. The negative training causes negative outcomes.
Take caution when near an unfamiliar dog and offer them a chance to sniff your hands. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. When the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he will not fear you and will respond to your commands easier.
House training a puppy can be frustrating, as accidents are going to occur on occasion. Clean accidents as quickly as you can. If you don’t clean accidents up quickly, your pet may smell the mess and eliminate in the same spot again. There are a wide variety of odor control products designed to address just this situation, so head to the pet shop and ask about them.
If you’re leash-training a puppy, the initial step needs to be putting a collar on them when you play with them. It is important for the puppy to get used to the collar so it can be identified.
Remember that all of your training will mold the personality of your dog. Keep this in mind, because negative behaviors toward the dog might have a lasting impact. Work towards behavior that is desired when training your dog.
As you can now see, it’s not impossible to teach your dog how to behave. You need to show him love, cater to his needs and train him properly. Use the tips above to turn your dog into a member of the family.