You have to have a potty trained dog to have a well-kept home. However, there are many people who lack the knowledge to train their dog properly. This is achieved by learning all you can about training your dog. Continue reading to learn some excellent advice on how to achieve a well-mannered dog.
When crate training a new puppy or dog, help the dog realize that the crate is its home. You should place the food bowl inside the crate and leave the door of the crate open while they eat their food. This will let them associate a positive with being in the crate.
When training a puppy to use a crate it is important to take your time and start with only a few steps at a time. Once he is comfortable walking in and out of the crate, try quietly closing the door and offering him a biscuit through the wires. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If they start to fuss, you are going too fast.
When you correct your dog verbally, ensure your corrections are direct and short. Don’t scream and yell and throw a fit. Say no and let them know what you would rather have them do. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
Dogs will focus on something and ignore all else unless something breaks that attention. If you keep up with his training, your dog will look to you more often for direction rather than looking to the environment.
Give your dog a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. This will give you an idea of when the dog is likely to have to go, so you can take it outdoors to take care of this matter before an accident occurs on your rug. Having a set schedule will teach your dog how to wait until he can go outside for the next potty break.
The previous information should be helpful in training your dog so that you can help maintain a clean home. Develop your own training your dog strategies and use them consistently; before long, your dog will be well-trained and ready to go.