Your happiness, as well as your dog’s, is based on its training. A well mannered dog shows what both of you know and expect from the other. If your dog has been trained effectively, you will be less reluctant to leave him at home alone, allow him to interact with visitors or spend time together in public places like dog parks. Although it may not be easy, the time you devote to teaching your dog manners, tricks, and the proper way to do things will be well spent.

Make the dog know that the crate is it’s home when you are doing crate training. You should put their food in the crate when they eat, but leave the door open. This will allow your dog to have a positive association with the crate.

TIP! When crate training a puppy, try to make your puppy feel like the crate is his home. Meal times should be given within the crate while the door remains open throughout the meal.

When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Simply address the issue and move on. Also make sure that the volume of your voice commands their attention and lets them know that you mean business.

Timing is critical during training your dog; you need to take the time training, but don’t overdo it. Start out with a small training session and up the time every day. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.

Through canine training sessions, both you and your dog will learn about building rules for your relationship. In the same way that these rules are helpful to human relationships, you and your dog will be able to enjoy the time you spend together more after there’s an understanding about how to follow the rules. Do not let your dog forget what has been learned. Make sure he stays on top of what he has learned, and correct any bad behavior. When your dog has a solid foundation in the basics, his potential is unlimited.