Having a well-trained dog can provide your home with a happy balance. A puppy training routine makes it easier for you and your dog to understand each other’s expectations. With a dog who has been trained, you can be confident about leaving him at home without supervision, having guests in your home and taking him along with you in public places. It will not always be easy to train your dog. It takes a lot of time and effort to properly train a dog.

Consistency is key in crate training a puppy. When letting your dog out of the crate, be sure to immediately allow your dog to relieve himself. Your puppy will eventually become able to relieve itself less frequently.

TIP! You should develop a feeding routine with your dog. Training your pet to expect when to get food will teach him a feeding schedule in which he could adhere to.

Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. The first step is to teach your dog to lay. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. Say “roll over” as he performs the action so that he’ll learn the command. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.

Limit the time of your training sessions with your dog so he doesn’t lose focus. Dogs can only handle a short amount of training at a time, so don’t overdo it. Only spend 10 minutes during the first couple of sessions.

Make a point to enjoy your time with your dog while you are training. Playful interaction strengthens the bond between you, and will have your dog striving even harder to please you during training. While training is fun in itself, take some time to just play for enjoyment each day.

TIP! Reward good behavior during training with control. Once your dog follows your command, reward his behavior.

Make sure your dog’s training is consistent. If the whole family is involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page as far as commands, discipline and rewards are concerned. Use the same phrases and commands in every training session with your dog to avoid confusion.

Treats are great incentives when training a dog; however, treats can cause a dog to become overweight, so limit the number offered. It is easy to forget about treats when you consider how much you are feeding your dog. This can happen especially when you are training him.

Inform yourself on any specific grooming issues with your breed. Attention to your dogs grooming needs, whether it’s a weekly thing, as some breeds require or less frequently, gives you time to build a good relationship with your dog. A groomed dog is happier, cleaner, and healthier.

TIP! During the dog training process, take care not to inadvertently reinforce bad behavior. This means denying your dog treats and praise whenever it misbehaves.

Dog training is mostly about being consistent with your pooch and setting the rules of your relationship. Once those are set, you’ll find you both enjoy your time together even more! Always keep to the routine and reinforce every rule you have established. Maintain discipline and watch for any attitude changes. After you have laid the groundwork with your dog, the sky is the limit.