Dog owners who understand the responsibility of owning a dog, realize that training is essential. From the basic obedience to the advanced training techniques coupled with adequate instruction and socialization, your dog can become better behaved, while feeling happy and safe. These tips will help you get started or give you a better idea of what training a dog is like.
Here are a few ways to make crate training more positive for your dog. Many dogs are intimidated by the crate. To cure this, place something they enjoy in it and shut the door. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. After they have entered the crate, be sure to give them praise so they understand that they have done a good thing.
Look at it in your dog’s point of view. You may feel burnt out if your dog does not seem to be responding to their training. Try putting thinking like your dog would, rather than quitting. Imagining things as they see things may give you a different perspective in training them.
Begin the training with an easy to learn behavior. This will give them instant success and serve as a building block for your training regimen. In doing so, you will see more consistent and positive results.
Do not drag out your training sessions for too long. The attention span of a dog is pretty short, so it is important to keep them interested in training by keeping the training short. If you want to do anymore training, let the dog have a play break for stretching and relaxing before continuing with their training.
Ensure you get your dog’s attention using the same methods. Always start your commands with his name. His name will catch his attention and then he’ll know you’re speaking to him. Dogs listen for their name because they know it means you will say something else.
Hopefully the tips we have given will ensure that you, as well as others, enjoy your dog and his company. When a dog is properly trained, it makes owning a dog very rewarding and less frustrating. So whether you train your dog or hire a professional to do the work, life with your pal will be a much more rewarding experience.