Much like a television or other electronic device, dogs must be programmed and trained to produce certain results. Your dog is capable of doing what you would like him to do, but you have to train him the right way. Practically any dog is capable of learning new things, but only if the owner is willing to put forth some effort in teaching these tricks.
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. Many dogs are intimidated by the crate. To cure this, place something they enjoy in it and shut the door. If a dog sees something in the crate that they want, they will desire to enter it. Praise your dog once he gets into the crate.
Rewarding your dog generously and properly is essential in training your dog. Unless you offer treats appropriately and frequently, it’s almost impossible to keep him motivated and interested. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Put yourself in your dog’s proverbial shoes, or paws, rather. Frustration is easy during training your dog. Instead of giving up entirely, you might consider trying to put yourself in your dog’s mindset. Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
Training a dog to go outside to pee means remembering that they’ll have to go after ingesting food or water. Feed your dog a high-quality diet three times a day. That way, you’ll know when you need to take your doggie out to “go”.
Your dog needs to be up to date on his training. This will help to make them more obedient. Many times, owners feel that since their animals have gone through training your dog, they can just forget about it. Pets are just like humans, in that they follow habitual routines. Therefore it is very important to maintain a good set of rules for your dog.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. First, place your dog in the “down” 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. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!
Now that you are armed with some great advice, you are all set to begin the task of training your dog. Your dog will enjoy making you happy and seeing your reaction.