If you want to be happy with your dog and you want it to be happy, training is essential. When your dog is well-trained, both of you will fully understand what behaviors are acceptable. Once he is trained, you will have less worry when you leave him home alone, have visitors or take him out in public. While the process takes considerable time and effort, training your dog to respect commands, do tricks, and behave properly will make it all worthwhile.
While training your puppy or dog to use a crate, introduce him to new concepts slowly and gradually, so he is able to adjust to the changes without feeling stressed. When your dog appears to be at ease while inside the crate with the door ajar, you can help him adjust to the crate even further by slowly latching the door and rewarding him with treats fed to him through the spaces between the wires. Leave them in for short periods of time, as little as 10 seconds. Work up from there. If your puppy gets upset, then you may need to slow down and have more patience with them.
You need to establish regular feeding routines for your dog. A predictable feeding schedule and removing the food promptly will teach them to eat their food quickly. Soon your dog will be finished with the meal before you are ready to remove the dish.
Always reward good, calm behavior. If your dog follows a training command properly, then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Stay calm, have them be calm, and reward them for appropriate behavior.
Your dog needs to get plenty of exercise. Dogs can get bored easily. Dogs that lose interest are hard to train. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
As your dog progresses, you won’t need to exert so much control. It is important that you reach a balance between freedom and obedience in order to establish a satisfying relationship. Make sure you do not provide excessive freedom right away, or backsliding may occur.
When training dogs, use a similar tone and volume when you give commands. An authoritarian tone informs your dog he is expected to obey. It also helps the dog to understand the difference between a sharp tone for discipline and a sharp but non-punishing command.
Dog training is big on making rules for the relationship just like you would with people, you will have such a better time with each other once the rules are in place. Do not let your dog forget what has been learned. Make your dog stay sharp on what he has learned, and pay attention to stop relapses in your dog’s behavior. When your dog has learned everything that is basic, you can try more advanced things.