A dog is like a remote that must be properly programmed to work well with a television. Though the remote has the capability to function, someone needs to tweak it to coincide with the television. Dogs already have in them the innate intelligence to be trained, but a person needs to follow tips like these in order to bring the skills out.

Crates should feel like a safe place to puppies. So, you should never use them as a way to discipline your dog. Dogs may need to be familiarized with the crate to feel comfortable and secure in it. There are many tricks that you can try to make it easier for both of you. A yummy treat can help to entice a hesitant dog into the crate. They can see and smell that bone, and they will want in the crate to have it. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.

TIP! Stay consistent when it comes to feeding your dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to.

You must stay consistent while you are crate training young puppies. Whenever you let your puppy out of the crate, he must be given the immediate chance to go potty. As time passes, your puppy will start to be able to use the restroom at the appropriate times.

Do not tie more than one dog in the same area. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. In the worst case, a large dog might be able to strangle or crush a smaller one, entirely by accident, while trying to free itself.

Try not to reinforce bad behaviors from your dog. Don’t give praise or treats to your dog if it does something wrong. If your dog leaps on you when you return home and you wish to discourage this behavior, you must ignore him and go about your business. Even negative attention from you can cause the behavior to continue.

TIP! Dogs can concentrate on one thing intensely and you will have to learn to break his attention. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.

Dog’s deserve more freedom as their training progresses. Maintaining a proper balance between obeying your commands and having some freedom will lead to a happier dog. Don’t be too lenient all of the sudden though, as this can have a negative effect.

As you encounter unfamiliar dogs, make certain to advance with care and let the dog smell your hand. This lets them warm up to the scent and they’ll most likely trust you. The dog will no longer be afraid after he is able to recongnize the scent and may begin to follow commands.

Once you’ve figured out how this is done, then it is only a matter of time in which you will be able to teach your dog these tricks. The training process can be instructional and gratifying for both the dog and its owner.