When you first brought your dog home, you were probably having visions of Lassie, but there have probably been days that you were remembering Cujo more. Fortunately for you, it only takes a little fundamental training to shape up your dog’s behavior in the near future.

When crate training your new puppy, take it in small manageable steps so the animal can become accustomed to the changes easily. Once they have grown accustomed to being in the crate with the gate open, try closing the gate and feeding them small treats through the crate. Use small increments of time, and build them up as your puppy or dog becomes more relaxed with the process. If the dog doesn’t like it, slow the process.

TIP! Get your dog into a feeding routine. Feed your dog twice a day and only leave his food dish out for fifteen minutes.

It is dangerous to put more than one dog together in a close space. The chain of one dog could become wrapped around the other and, as the dogs struggle to free themselves, one or both could be injured. If one dog happens to be much larger than the other, the small dog could get tangled to the point that it could choke to death.

You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. The first step is a simple “lay” command. You can put the treat on the floor by their head and then raise it up over to the other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say “roll over” out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!

Whenever you want your dog to complete a task, you must reward it. You want to make sure that your dog understands that he has accomplished a good thing. You need to do this because your dog must know what they can and cannot do.

TIP! Before your dog can learn a new command it will take several repetitions. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command.

Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. This can help you avoid accidents on the carpet by becoming aware of when the dog needs to go. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.

Incorporating dog training into your life can yield amazing results in a short period of time. Therefore, should you start to feel frustration with your dog, put some of the following advice to work.