Train your dog properly, and the two of you can coexist peacefully. Attempt some of the following tips. They could make a huge difference in living with a dog.
Use small steps when training a dog or pup to get into a crate, so that they can become familiar with it. Once he is comfortable walking in and out of the crate, try quietly closing the door and offering him a biscuit through the wires. At first, leave the dog enclosed in the crate for only short periods of time, such as 10 seconds, and then gradually increase the duration. If they start to fuss, you are going too fast.
Specific feeding habits should be established with your dog. A predictable feeding schedule and removing the food promptly will teach them to eat their food quickly. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.
Stay with the training, so that he doesn’t forget the lessons that he learned. Keep him in practice. Most owners think training once is all that it takes. Don’t allow your dog to get out of the habit of good behavior. For this reason, you need to reinforce what your dog has learned in training or better still, teach him a new trick every now and then.
It is not difficult to teach a dog how to roll over, and having some treats on hand makes it easier. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. This will cause your dog to use their nose to follow the treat. As a result, your dog will roll over. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
Every command should be giving with the same tone and volume. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. It also helps the dog to understand the difference between a sharp tone for discipline and a sharp but non-punishing command.
Your training sessons should be kept short. Dogs have short attention spans. Having short training sessions will prevent training becoming a chore for your dog. If you want to engage in additional training, allow the dog to have a break in order to get some exercise.
Regardless of your dog’s age, or his previous behavior problems, the advice above really can help. Stay patient and consistent. Both your dog and yourself are going to be very happy.