You may have thought you were going to be bringing a nice calm dog to your house, though in reality your dog is more like a wild, hyper animal! With some basic training, you can teach your dog to act better quicker.
Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. Once your dog seems to have acclimated to the crate itself, close the gate and feeding him through it. In the beginning it is important to only leave the dog in the crate for a few seconds. After a while you will be able to leave them in the crate for longer amounts of time. If your dog becomes restless, you may be ramping up too quickly.
Reward your dog’s good behavior. Giving a reward for an appropriate behavior is correct, but do it quickly and move on. You might be thrilled with that accomplishment, when you are excited, they becomes excited and that cuts down the control in the situation. Try to stay as calm as possible during your puppy training session.
For a dog to become house trained you should always have them on the same feeding schedule everyday, so their elimination time is always the same. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. Having a set schedule will teach your dog how to wait until he can go outside for the next potty break.
While training your dog, make sure both of you are having fun. When you play with your dog, it strengthens the bond between you and them, thus encouraging the pet to stay positive during training. Although training itself is fun, it is good to spend time each day just playing with your dog because you can.
If you say ‘no’, your dog should understand that it does not need a response. Positive reinforcement is the best method for dog training. If you just say “no”, your dog might not understand what is acceptable. Dogs need tailored training to pull through.
Train your dog in a positive manner. Praise the dog with petting, upbeat words and the occasional treat when he does something right. Don’t yell and/or hit your dog. This teaches your dog nothing and will just show him that you do not know how to train him. The ideal results from puppy training come from efforts that are positive in nature with consistent and firm applications.
Stay firm when you are training your dog. Never scream at your dog, you need to do the right thing and be nice to them and stern at the same time. This develops a strong relationship with your dog.
Your training your dog needs to be consistent. If there are several trainers, ensure that they are all being consistent with rewards and commands. The dog is sure to have a simpler time learning, as long as he is asked to obey just one group of commands and is given consistent responses.
Make sure you know your dog’s grooming needs based off his or her breed. Attention to your dogs grooming needs, whether it’s a weekly thing, as some breeds require or less frequently, gives you time to build a good relationship with your dog. Grooming accomplishes many things for your dog, including happiness, cleanliness and protection from diseases.
A lot of pet owners are pleasantly surprised how canine behavior training can fit seamlessly into their lives and just how soon they can see positive effects. So if the relationship with your dog is not as good as it should be, try a few of these suggestions.