Getting a new puppy is a joyous day. The joy can slowly shift into frustration in the weeks after that, though! You may wonder how you got into this situation as your puppy delays becoming house trained. When your dog is properly trained, it’s much easier to rekindle the joys of your relationship. The article below will teach you how.
Here are a few ways to make crate training more positive for your dog. If the dog doesn’t want to get in the crate try putting a chew toy in it and close the gate when they’re not there. They’ll know the bone is in there and will want to go inside and get it. After he goes in the crate, reward him with praise and a treat.
Use small steps when training a dog or pup to get into a crate, so that they can become familiar with it. After they become used to each individual step and do not mind going inside the crate, try shutting the door and giving them treats with the door closed. Keep the gate closed for short periods of time, and work your way up to longer times. If they start to fuss, you are going too fast.
Timing is critical during dog training; you need to take the time training, but don’t overdo it. Start out training for just a few minutes each day and work up to half an hour or so over time. You will see how long your training sessions should be before you lose your dog’s attention.
Make sure that your dog stays awake and active. Dogs can easily become bored. When dogs are bored they are difficult to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Bring your dog along when you walk or jog.
Do not tie up your dogs too closely. This is due to the fact that they could become tangled in each others cords and end up injuring themselves when trying to get free. A larger dog could cause a tangle so bad that the smaller dog could be choked by the leash.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Using the exact same command and remain patient with them so that they can get it.
Training means lots of love, patience and plenty of treats. What you’ve just read should go a long way in creating a happy relationship between you and your pooch. Change doesn’t happen right away, but consistency will make your house a happier and calmer place.