Teaching a puppy can be trying. It is necessary for your sanity and your dog’s safety, however. For your sake and the dog’s, you need to use positive techniques when you train him. On top of that, you have to stay patient and consistent. Take time to train your dog every single day because consistency will really be what works in the end. If you spend a longer amount of time training your dog, they are going to get bored.

A new dog needs to feel safe and happy in their crate during training. Whenever it’s time for them to eat, place their food bowl into the crate and leave the door open when eating. This will create a good association between the crate and their food.

TIP! Commands and corrections should be short and straight to the point. Don’t drag on and rant how your dog is bad.

Repetition is the key to success when teaching a dog a new command. It isn’t uncommon for 25-50 repetitions of this same command to be used for the dog to understand it. Try to maintain as much patience as possible, for the sake of your dog.

To strengthen your training efforts, you can use a designated verbal command to help your animal understand what your expectations are and when they have been fulfilled. One good word can act as an appreciated segue from the good behavior to the ultimate reward.

Shock Collars

TIP! Timing is everything in dog training. While you want to devote a good amount of time to it, you do not want to go too far.

Shock collars are not a good idea. They often do not function well as they say they do and are a lot more expensive as opposed to conventional methods of training. Plus, shock collars are not positive reinforcement when your dog is exhibiting proper behavior. Generally, techniques such as these actually produce negative results.

Come up with a phrase that you can teach your puppy during house training. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.

When a dog jumps up on you, grab its paws with your hand and lightly squeeze to let them know that it is unacceptable behavior. This will not hurt if done lightly, but it will be an uncomfortable feeling. This will help them to stop this action immediately.

TIP! Your dog must respect you in order for training to work. You must establish your dominance first and foremost, or your dog is unlikely to obey.

Applying these tips will make training your dog easier for you. Consequently, you can be assured that your family and its property are safer and more secure. When training using the tips above, you’ll find it easier to train your dog, especially by being consistent and patient.