You really can train bad habits out of your dog. While it might not be possible to completely eliminate these behaviors, applying the advice in this article will still train the dog to a large degree. You will not find a better pet than a canine, but proper training is a must.
When crate training a puppy, try to make your puppy feel like the crate is his home. Feed them in their crate and keep it open for them to come in and out. This creates a positive association between good food and their new crate.
If you are working on crate training your indoor puppy or dog, you can always try a few tricks. A dog is naturally hesitant about a crate at first. A way to get them interested is to put their favorite toy in the crate, then shut the door. As soon as they smell the tempting treat, they will want to get into the crate to enjoy it. After they enter the crate, be sure to give them love and attention to let them know they did something to please you.
Give your puppy with lots of chewable toys, otherwise he might alleviate his teething pain on your nice furniture. Give it an actual chew toy in its place. If painful teething is the problem, let the puppy chew on a wet washcloth that has been frozen.
Be patient when teaching your dog, it will take some time. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Keep trying the same commands until your dog remembers it for good.
The rule of thumb with puppies and house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. To help regulate your dog’s bowel movements, feed him 2-3 times per day. This schedule will let you figure out when to let your dog relieve himself, cutting back on your chances of incidents.
All dog owners need to realize that training a dog can now be a very simple task. Armed with education, patience and the right philosophy, dog training is eminently feasible. Dogs wish to please their owners; therefore, most will excel in a training program.