Responsible dog owners understand that a trained dog is a good dog. Socializing and training your dog will teach proper obedience and keep your dog happy and safe. Here are some tips to help you train your dog or find a trainer.
The key to successful crate training with a new canine is making sure they understand that it is their home. Whenever it’s time for them to eat, place their food bowl into the crate and leave the door open when eating. This will cause them to associate good things, such as eating, with their crate.
You need to adhere to a specific feeding routine for your dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.
Establish a calm environment when you enter a room that your dog is in. Playtime with them is great, however, they must learn to be calm when you’re entering a room. If you do not recognize them right away, they will be more calm.
Dogs have the uncanny ability to have single-minded focus when something catches their attention. With enough training, your dog should be able to pay more attention to your orders.
When training, find a verbal clue your pet can understand so they will know exactly when to do as you say. If you do not have a treat you can reward your dog with, pet it and talk to it in a soft voice until you find a treat.
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. Begin by getting the dog to lay down. Then, position a treat near the floor to one side of him, raise it up and move it over to the opposite side. Ideally, your dog will use his nose to follow the treat, rolling his whole body in the process. When he rolls over, you should say “roll over,” and repeat the process until the command is all he needs to do so. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
Every time you speak a command, it should be with the same tone and loudness level. The tone should be firm, so your dog understands that you are issuing a command, not a suggestion. This also assists the dog in understanding what the difference is between a tone for a command and the tone for discipline.
With any luck, this advice will increase the pleasure your dog brings to you and your loved ones. Correct training methods facilitate easy, fulfilling relationships with pets. Either way you train your dog, yourself or through a trainer, you will enjoy your pet more.