People find plenty of reasons to have a dog. Maybe it was the cute puppy with the longing eyes! Of course, you want a dog that will be obedient and listen to you. This means you have to train your pup! You will find great tips below that will help you to properly train your dog.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. As soon as they start to feel comfortable in the crate when the door is open, try closing the gate and have them eat inside. Keep the gate closed for short periods of time, and work your way up to longer times. If the dog becomes overwhelmed, it means that you are moving too quickly for them.
When correcting your dog verbally, use sharp, short, concise commands. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Firmly say no and redirect them. Remember that your voice’s volume gets their attention and that you are talking business.
Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Begin with a short session training and increase the time daily. Pay attention to the point when your dog starts to get restless.
Look at it in your dog’s point of view. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. It might make things easier if you ask yourself what is going on in your dog’s mind. Looking at things with this fresh mindset can help you to find new and effective ways to train your dog.
Be careful of disrupting your training time with rewards. If your dog follows a training command properly, then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. If you get excited, the dog will become excited and everything will be out of control. Remain calm, expect them to be calm, and then award them when appropriate.
Consistency is very important when you are crate training your puppy. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.
Repetition is the key to success when teaching a dog a new command. It isn’t uncommon for 25-50 repetitions of this same command to be used for the dog to understand it. Continue repeating the command patiently, and eventually your dog will understand it.
Are you finally ready to continue training your dog? Take these ideas and begin employing them in your training sessions. It is always best to have a well-trained pet. That doesn’t happen overnight. But, remember, it will be very worth it; your pup will grow into the perfect companion. Choose those tips that work best with your unique dog and circumstances.