It can be hard to wade through all the information about training dogs. The information you are looking for is in this article.
Crate train your puppy in small steps, so that the training is most effective. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Use small increments of time, and build them up as your puppy or dog becomes more relaxed with the process. If they get upset, it’s too fast.
A good way to reduce the level of barking come from your dog, is to immerse them in their barking triggers so that they get used to them. For example, many dogs bark because of a sound, other animals or people. Your dog will eventually learn not to react in these situations.
You can keep a dog from barking by teaching it an order that means they should be silent. Choose words to use, such as “quiet”, and when they bark, use the word or words and give them a treat when they stop. Then, allow them to have the treat. If you do this long enough, it will surely be able to associate having treats to it being quiet.
Stay as consistent as possible during your training regimen. If there are several trainers, ensure that they are all being consistent with rewards and commands. It will make it easier for the dog if it only has a simple set of commands and knows what to expect when it obeys.
Do not wear out your new puppy with an excessive training regiment. A puppy’s attention span is short and their energy is limited, so your sessions should be short and positive. If you try too hard to train the puppy, he will probably just forget what you have taught him and will see the experience as bad. This will make it more difficult to train the puppy at a later time.
Alter your tone when speaking to your dog during your training. You should have a different tone for commands, praises and corrections to help teach your dog the appropriate responses for each. You need to talk to them in a firm tone of voice if you are correcting them.
One thing you should remember when you are training your pet is that you should not give in to bad things your dog does. That will result in the dog thinking it can do whatever it wants, whenever it wants. In other words: no treats are to be given to barking dogs.
Since you are educated now, you can start training your dog or help other dog owners like you. The right advice and strategy will help you know where to begin.