The loveable dog you brought home from the pound seems to be more troublesome than you could have imagined. Luckily, it just takes some elementary puppy training to help your dog understand what sort of behavior is expected.
Take small steps when crate training your dog. When they seem comfortable in it with the door open, try shutting the gate and feed them treats through the wires. Start small, like at 10 seconds per approach, and then gradually increase the times. If they become upset, you are moving too fast.
Get your dog into a feeding routine. If your dog has a schedule for his feeding, he will learn when to expect his meals. Doing so will encourage your pooch to eat efficiently.
It is dangerous to put more than one dog together in a close space. They could tangle the chains in such a way so that one or both of the dogs are stuck or injured. This is especially dangerous if one dog is larger than the other, as it could use its superior size to maneuver the other dog into a dangerous position.
Are you house training your dog? If so, then understand that the food and water they consume must come out at some point. To ensure that your dog’s bowel movements remain regular, feed him or her some high-quality food a minimum of twice per day during the same times daily. That way, you will know when the dog likely needs to go out and can prevent accidents.
If you intend to use a crate in canine training, make sure the crate is an appropriate size for your dog. Keep in mind that puppies grow big. Pick a crate that will be of suitable size for the adult when the puppy matures. They have to be comfortable moving around inside to ensure they aren’t crowded.
Your dog needs to be up to date on his training. This will help to make them more obedient. Often, owners get the feeling that they do not need to continue working with the dog once it is trained. However, pets and humans share similar habit systems. It is important that the training your dog receives is reinforced regularly.
Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. These devices are expensive and do not always work as well as you would expect them to. In addition, shock collars and related devices can actually irritate your dog and eradicate current good behaviors. These techniques don’t normally work.
If you encounter a dog with whom you are not acquainted, you should do so slowly and with the back of a hand outstretched. This gives the dog a chance to become accustomed to your personal scent and shows him you mean no harm. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
Most owners are amazed at how easy it is to incorporate basic puppy training into their life and how quickly they start to notice results. So if the relationship with your dog is not as good as it should be, try a few of these suggestions.