When you first brought your dog home, you were probably having visions of Lassie, but there have probably been days that you were remembering Cujo more. With some consistent training, you can transform your rambunctious dog into an intelligent and attentive companion.
If you are attempting to crate train your dog, remember that it is a multi-step process. Once your dog seems to have acclimated to the crate itself, close the gate and feeding him through it. At first, only close the gate for a short time, then gradually extend the time as your dog becomes more comfortable. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.
Try to think like your dog. You need to exercise patience with your pet, even if you think he should be learning at a faster rate. It might make things easier if you ask yourself what is going on in your dog’s mind. Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
Consistency is critical for crate training to succeed. If you remove the pup from the crate, see to it that he has the means to go potty. Eventually, they will wait until it’s the right time to go to the bathroom.
Pick a consistent phrase to use with your puppy while house training. For example, you could use the phrase, “go potty” when you take them outside to help them remember what to do when you go outside and say the command.
Be firm with your dog when training, for its own sake. Yelling at the dog is counterproductive, and it is necessary to balance strictness in response to misbehavior and love in response to obedience. This consistent interaction will lend toward a good relationship between you are your dog.
In order to reduce your dark’s barking, have your dog get used to the things that are causing them to bark. Some dogs bark in response to a specific sound, whereas others become excited in the presence of other people or dogs. The key is teaching them that their triggers are nothing to fear.
Incorporating puppy training into your life can yield amazing results in a short period of time. If you are having behavior problems with your dog, read on for some solutions.