The reason why so many dogs are in shelters is because it doesn’t work out well with the owner. However, this does not have to be. A well trained dog can become a happy, healthy, and well adjusted member of the family. Use the information below to help your dog become well mannered and an obedient family member.
Crate training is very beneficial, but there can be difficulties that the following tips can help with. If your puppy doesn’t like being in his crate, put a dog treat or chew bone in it and close the door to keep him out. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. When your dog goes inside, give him plenty of praise, and let him know he is doing a good job.
A main focus of training is timing your sessions appropriately. Start with a short session and gradually add more time to it. When your dog loses interest, quit for the day.
Ensure your dogs are active and getting a lot of exercises. Boredom often befalls an inactive dog, or he may find himself in a “mutt rut” with a dull and listless routine. Bored dogs are difficult to train. Your dogs will obey more quickly if you keep them well exercised. Go for a long walk with your dog.
Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. The chain of one dog could become wrapped around the other and, as the dogs struggle to free themselves, one or both could be injured. Particularly in the case of a large dog and a small dog, the animals may get so tangled that the smaller dog has his airway cut off and dies.
The tone of your voice is important during training. Command and praise should differ in tone, as should corrections. Keep your commands short and sharp while corrections should be louder.
One tip to keep in mind when training your dog is to be sure that you introduce it to social environments early and frequently. He has to understand what is okay when it comes to being around dogs and people, too. In addition, this helps decrease any troublesome behavior whenever they are introduced to new environments.
Make training fun for you and your dog. Keep training sessions to more than 10 to 15 minutes to stay within your dogs’ attention span. Keep your rewards coming and vary what you give them. Give your dog plenty of praise and affection for his hard work and efforts. When you make training fun for your dog, it will make listening in general fun for the dog too!
It is absolutely possible to have a happy and well mannered dog. It is important to train your dog and give him lots of attention and love. With the suggestions presented here, you’ll be ready to make a dog into a beloved family member and a life-long companion.