You may have thought you were going to be bringing a nice calm dog to your house, though in reality your dog is more like a wild, hyper animal! There is good news – you can train your dog so they are better behaved in a short time.
Crates need to be treated as the dog’s second home. When you feed him, feed him inside the crate, and keep the door open while he is in there eating. This will help them associate good food to the crate.
Your dog’s diet plays a huge role in their training and establishing a definitive feeding routine is important. If your dog has a schedule for his feeding, he will learn when to expect his meals. Your dog will learn to finish eating before you take the dish away.
Always maintain a calm environment as you enter any room your dog occupies. It’s great to play freely with your dog, but when you enter a room, you should not be bombarded. Try to ignore your dog when your first enter the room because this will help to keep them calm and reinforce that you are in control.
When you train your dog, you need to establish control. It is important for your dog to know that you are the one who is in control, so that he respects and obeys you. Never allow your dog pull on the leash while you are on a walk.
Acclimate your dog to the source that triggers his barking fits. Maybe it’s a specific sound, or perhaps it’s being near other people or certain animals. Eventually, your dog should see that barking is not necessary in this situation.
When training a dog to a leash it is important to keep the leash loose. Dogs love exploring when they get to walk. This means they’ll pull on the leash. Some owners do not encourage this behavior and instead, allow some slack on the leash.
Leash training starts with putting a collar on your puppy while you play. It is important that your pup gets used to wearing the collar so that it can use a leash correctly and so that it has proper ID tags in case it gets lost.
When training your dog, it helps to understand the unique hygiene and grooming requirements of his 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. Grooming keeps your dog happy and clean, and greatly reduces the risk of disease.
Many owners are surprised by how basic puppy training can be added to their life and just how fast they can see results. If your dog is getting on your nerves, it’s time to put the above tips to use.