Dogs need to be trained for a variety of reasons. People train dogs to protect people, to hunt, for pleasure or to work for them. Dogs love to make their owners happy. This makes them an ideal pet. Help your dog reach its full potential by applying the following training advice.
Small steps, gentle ways and patience are all a part of getting your puppy used to their crate. When your dog appears to be at ease while inside the crate with the door ajar, you can help him adjust to the crate even further by slowly latching the door and rewarding him with treats fed to him through the spaces between the wires. 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 the dog becomes agitated, slow down a little more to make them more comfortable.
Set a schedule and routine for feeding your dog from the very beginning of your relationship. You can set a firm schedule by teaching the dog to anticipate that the food will be removed within 10 to 15 minutes of the start of mealtime. Before long, your dog will complete its meal before the time comes for you to take the dish away.
Always maintain a calm environment as you enter any room your dog occupies. Play time is great, but your dog needs to learn to stay calm as his master enters the room. Don’t acknowledge dogs the moment that you set foot in the house.
Keep your dog well exercised and active. Don’t let your dog sit around with nothing to do. They won’t get any exercise that way and if they’re too bored, they might sniff around and get into some trouble. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. A dog that is happy, and gets the attention that they crave, will be a better behaved and attentive dog. A long walk or a brisk run are great ways to get rid of some of your dog’s excess energy.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. It may take about 25-50 repetitions of a particular command before your dog understands it. Continue repeating the same command with patience, and eventually your dog will learn it.
Modify and update your dog’s training as necessary, so he remains in compliance with the rules. Often, owners get the feeling that they do not need to continue working with the dog once it is trained. But dogs can become complacent just like their human counterparts. So, it’s very important that you review your training with your dog regularly.
People train dogs for different reasons. Everyone knows that dogs have a strong desire to please. A dog that is trained properly will be give you fulfillment and joy in your life. Hopefully, the insight from this article has inspired you to look for new ways to begin a training program for your pet.