Adopting a dog is often done on a whim. You need to be very dedicated to training a new pet. They need to be properly trained so that they are well-behaved and do not get into any trouble. If you need to train your dog, this is the article for you.
As you work to crate train your dog, it is important to convey the notion that the crate is their home. At meal times always put their bowl of food inside the crate leaving the door open the whole time while they are eating. This will help them associate good food to the crate.
While training your puppy or dog to use a crate, introduce him to new concepts slowly and gradually, so he is able to adjust to the changes without feeling stressed. When they seem comfortable in it with the door open, try shutting the gate and feed them treats through the wires. Begin by leaving the dog in the crate for about ten seconds, then increase that time by small increments. If the dog shows signs of distress, you may be progressing too quickly.
Use control when rewarding good behavior during dog training. When your dog obeys your command, try to keep them calm as you give them their reward. You may feel great about it, but you don’t want to make the pup feel over-excited. Stay calm and bestow rewards calmly too.
It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. It’s very likely to take many repetitions of one command in order for your pup to fully understand it. Firmly and steadily repeat the command. Remain patient and eventually the command will be learned.
It is still possible to train your pet if you have owned the animal for a long time. With the advice from this article, you can begin to train your dog to be the pet you’ve always wanted. You should train him as soon as you can to avoid any risk of the dog unintentionally hurting someone.