Do you want to know how to train your pet to become a show dog? In this article, we will review the steps necessary to train a dog.
The key to successful crate training with a new canine is making sure they understand that it is their home. Feed them in their crate and keep it open for them to come in and out. This way, your dog will associate positive things with being inside the crate.
Teach your dog all of the newest training methods to keep him in line. Often dog owners will stop enforcing the rules that their dog learned in their training courses. Some dogs will revert back to negative behaviors if the training does not continue. It’s important to be consistent with the rules for your dog.
One command that should be taught early to a puppy is “leave it.” This teaches them to drop something and step way from it. You can use this command for a number of purposes. For example, it is used to prevent the dog from chewing on something or even to guide them out of harm’s way.
It is important to avoid dwelling on one task for too long. If you spend too much time doing one training exercise, your dog will become bored. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
Always use positive reinforcement to train your dog. Reward your pet using petting, small treats and positive vocal cues. You should never yell at your dog, or physically harm them. This is ineffective and will just convince your dog that you don’t know what you are doing. Stay positive and your dog will pick up your training in no time.
Training has to be consistent. Make sure that others are using similar commands if they are training your dog. It will make it easier for the dog if it only has a simple set of commands and knows what to expect when it obeys.
It is not good for a puppy to train too often, it will wear it out if it has to process too much information. A puppy’s attention span is short and it has a limited amount of energy, so sessions should remain short and positive. When you put too much training on the animal at one time, it can stress the animal and work against what you are trying to accomplish. So keep it short, intense, and create a great bonding and training routine for your new puppy.
Remember that all of your training will mold the personality of your dog. Realize that you could very well sabotage your own training efforts with innocent activities such as rough-housing. Keep directing your dog toward positive behavior without damaging it with negative behavior.
Your dog can only be as successful and you are dedicated in training them. That is why you read this article and will put your new knowledge to use. These tips may not work in every case, but they are a great starting place.