If you have never owned a dog before, the process of training your dog may seem to be an impossible task. While there are some things you need to know, there are plenty of resources for a beginner at canine training. Below, you will find some suggestions on getting started with puppy training.
If you want to teach your pet to use a crate, first try these simple tricks. If the dog doesn’t want to go inside the crate, put a rawhide bone in there and shut the door. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. When they go inside to get the bone, give them lots of positive reinforcement.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. It is great to have playtime with your pet, but your dog should stay calm when you come into the room. Don’t acknowledge them when you enter so that you can ensure a controlled environment for how and when playtime starts.
The more active your dog is, the healthier it will be. Dogs get bored just as easily as children. Dogs that lose interest are hard to train. Your dog will pay better attention to commands, as well as play with you more, when he has been exercised properly. Go on extended walks or runs with your dog on a regular basis.
Keep training sessions short. When your dog doesn’t get bored, they’ll be a better training partner. If you want to train more, make sure to include play breaks for your dog.
Avoid saying ‘no’ during training your dog. It is important to be positive when you are training your dog. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. Each dog has their own quirks.
Stick with positive reinforcement when it comes to dog training. Use positive language to reward the dog, as well as petting and small treats on occasion. Never punish your dog with words or your hands. Such tactics do not work and will reduce your credibility. The ideal results from puppy training come from efforts that are positive in nature with consistent and firm applications.
The first thing you should do when training a puppy is teach him to understand his name. Using his name frequently will teach him to respond when called. These are the initial words your puppy must learn. Spending a lot of time interacting and playing with your puppy is the best way to establish a bond of love and trust. More advanced training will be much easier later if your dog trusts and loves you.
These tips have hopefully given you some insight and usable suggestions. Keep them in mind and learn some tips of your own. Each dog is different and responds in his own way to training.