Bringing a new dog or puppy into the home is a time of excitement and joy. The following weeks can be frustrating. Many times new pet owners wonder what they have gotten themselves into. You can regain that first-day joy by training your dog to behave. We can show you how to do this if you read this article.
When you are trying to house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that you put in, will come out. Feed your puppy three times regularly each day. Doing this will provide you with some idea of when you should let your puppy go outside to use the restroom. This will decrease the risk of any accidents.
Select an appropriately sized crate to foster solid crate training results. Keep in mind that puppies grow big. Pick a crate that will be of suitable size for the adult when the puppy matures. Generally speaking, your pet should be able to circle, sit and sleep without discomfort.
Establish a verbal cue to let your dog know when a command has been carried out to your satisfaction. A word like “yes” can be an effective bridge between the time that the dog exhibits the behavior and the time that they receive the reward.
As your dog becomes increasingly more responsive to training, you can begin to give him more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience is a rewarding one. Try to remember that you shouldn’t provide a lot freedom at one time, as it could regress the training that you’ve been doing.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. This allows the dog to get used to your scent and makes him much more likely to trust you. Dogs that know your smell are less likely to fear you and more likely to obey commands.
Patience is definitely a virtue when training your pet. A patient attitude will make the training process less stressful for the both of you. Don’t forget that dogs aim to please, however they often don’t understand what you want.
Treats, affection and lots of patience are required for successful dog training. The tips above should have showed you how to get that new puppy on the right track to being a great companion in the future. You cannot expect to do this overnight. However, if you’re consistent and remain patient, you can create a better relationship between you and your dog.