In America, dogs are man’s second-best friend, after cats. Puppies, like most baby animals, have mischievous streaks. Read this article for tips on how to train your dog.

Crates need to be treated as the dog’s second home. At meal times always put their bowl of food inside the crate leaving the door open the whole time while they are eating. This way that start to like their crate even more.

TIP! Look at it in your dog’s point of view. As advanced creatures, we humans have problems accepting when our dogs aren’t picking up new skills as fast as we’d like.

When crate training an indoor dog or puppy, you may try some tricks. 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. The puppy will want to enter the kennel to retrieve the treat. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.

Dogs can have a one-track mind and remain focused on one thing until you break the dog out of it. With frequent practice, your dog will begin to focus on you and the signals you are giving him instead of other distractions.

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’. Try using the command more often and be very patient if you want your dog to learn.

TIP! As training progresses, dogs can be given more freedom because they are more reliable. By having obedience along with freedom, your dog will have a happy life.

Make sure that your dog’s crate is the right size for him if you are going to use it to train him. You should keep in mind that your dog will get bigger. Choose a crate that works both for puppy and mature sizes. There should be enough space to move around without feeling cramped.

Your house doesn’t have to be a mess just because you have a dog. Having a rambunctious or destructive canine can make having a nice home difficult, but you can train them to make it easier. If you remember to use the advice from this article, you will be able to coexist peacefully with man’s best friend.