Dogs can be like family and you want to find positive ways to train them. The piece that follows offers great training ideas for any dog owner. Educating yourself is essential, and this applies to learning to train your dog as well.
There are different tricks you can try when you are crate training your dog. If they are hesitant about the crate, you can put a nice chew bone inside and shut the gate while they are not in it. They can see and smell that bone, and they will want in the crate to have it. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.
Keep your dog on a healthy diet. Eating a poor diet will negatively affect your dog in many ways. Without proper nutrition, your dog can suffer both physically and behaviorally. Feeding your dog quality food can greatly affect what you accomplish during training sessions.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog’s training routine. Dogs can get bored quite easily. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. Your dog needs proper exercise to function to his highest potential. Go on extended walks or runs with your dog on a regular basis.
Repeat training exercises every day until your dog remembers them. Pet owners often believe that once their dog completes a training program, the process is over. But pets and humans actually share the same types of habit learning systems; if they don’t practice they will forget! It’s important to be consistent with the rules for your dog.
If your dog jumps up, quickly bring your knee up to encounter his chest and say OFF! This will not hurt if done lightly, but it will be an uncomfortable feeling. Soon your dog will believe that this will happen every time he jumps up and will stop jumping up.
Your dog should exercise a minimum of one hour per day. Also, ensure that you regularly train your dog and take him or her out for bathroom breaks. Keeping a dog healthy with exercise allows for more efficient training sessions in the future. Your dog will be happier and better behaved if he gets enough exercise.
It is now time to start training your dog and becoming a responsible dog owner. By following the tips in this piece, you will improve as a trainer and a listener who is able to understand what the dog really needs. This type of help can do a lot.