Animal shelters are packed with dogs that owners give away due to behavioral problems. You can prevent this from happening. Any dog can be trained to become well-behaved, healthy and happy. It’s not difficult to train your dog once you know how. Use the tips below to get started.
Your dog will get used to its crate if it can feel at home in it. When meal time comes, place the food bowl in the crate and keep the door open while the dog eats. This way that start to like their crate even more.
Unless you offer a distraction or stimulus, your dog will probably focus exclusively on a single thing. Dogs learn by repetition so with continued training, your dog will immediately focus on what you are saying.
You must stay consistent while you are crate training young puppies. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. Your puppy will eventually become able to relieve itself less frequently.
Be careful not to spend too much time at once training your dog. Dog attention spans only go so far, so make sure not to go on too long. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
You need to give your dog some exercise every day. By allowing your dog ample play time, he will be more willing to pay attention during training time. A dog who has received plenty of exercise is happier and more responsive.
Keep training sessions short. By keeping the sessions short you will be able to hold your dog’s attention. You can choose to adopt a more intensive regimen, but only if you are willing to allow your dog a few moments of relaxation and play to break up the session.
When training a doggy, use primary reinforcement. Primary reinforcement is a positive reinforcement training strategy that relies heavily on things your dog already enjoys. Primary reinforcements can include using treats, food or even a good belly rub. This way, your dog learns the right way to get what he wants.
It is absolutely possible to have a happy and well mannered dog. It’s your job to train them to get them to that state. Apply the tips you’ve just read so your dog remains well-behaved at all times.