Hooray! So, what are you going to do next? Good training will leave you and your pooch feeling happier. These tips will make it easy to train your dog in just the right way.
Your dog will get used to its crate if it can feel at home in it. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. This will help the dog make a positive association between the food and the crate.
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. Open the door, and praise them when they go inside.
Keep your dog calm when you enter the room. You should make sure they are calm when you come into the house or in the room that they are in. Don’t acknowledge your dog when you enter the room. By doing this, you will be able to create a controlled environment in which you determine when and how play time begins.
Give them chew toys for pain relief while teething, and keep everything else out of reach. Then, give it something that it is allowed to chew on if it likes. Teething can cause puppies significant pain. Give them relief by letting them chew on a washcloth that is wet and frozen.
With the right encouragement, most dogs can learn to roll over pretty quickly. The first step is a simple “lay” command. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Be persistent and do not give up; it might take a while but will be worth it once they learn it.
Whenever your dog improves in his training, allow him some extra freedom. The right balance of training, obedience and freedom ensures your dog has an enjoyable life. Don’t give your dog too much free reign though.
It is important to avoid dwelling on one task for too long. Dogs can quickly lose focus when you prolong activities. Keep sessions to a minimum at first. Target 10 minute sessions for increased success.
A properly trained dog is proud and content and his owner is usually quite pleased as well. With this article, you have learned some tips and tricks you can use when it comes time to train your beloved dog.