A dog or puppy can easily steal the hearts of many. If you already have one or are thinking of getting one, congratulations! If you train your dog well, you will have a friend for life. Your dog will know what to expect and you’ll have confidence in it whether or not you’re at home. Keep reading to find out how to train your dog right.

Remain Calm

TIP! Dogs should never be tied up close to each other. If chains get intertwined, the dogs can get hurt.

Only reward your dog if they are calm. You and the dog should both remain calm. While you might be happy with this accomplishment, your excitement plus theirs can cause this situation to get out of control. Therefore, remain calm and expect your dog to act calm. Once this is accomplished, reward your dog.

Choosing the correct crate size is extremely important. Keep in mind that puppies get bigger. Choose a crate that is sure to fit them suitably when they hit adult size. The dog must have enough room to lie down and turn around without getting crowded.

Try not to reinforce bad behavior in your dog by accident. Do not pay attention to your dog or pet it if he does something you are not happy about. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.

TIP! Teaching a dog to walk correctly while on its leash is important. When they walk properly, it makes both of you safer when you both go walking.

Be patient when training a dog. Patience is the best way to keep your dog from becoming confused and for you to remain calm. Your dog wants to do what you ask him to, but you have to give him the commands in a way in which he understands what is expected.

Hopefully, you have read a tip or two that will help you with your owner/pet relationship. Choose the advice that works for you. If you are not already attached to your dog, you soon will be. Successful pet ownership means taking the time to train your pet. Keep your pet well trained. Good luck!