Having a trained dog is a great thing for you and your dog’s happiness. A well-trained dog means that you both know what to expect from each other. Training your dog makes life less stressful as you will be able to leave him alone and know he will behave well with visitors or in public. Even though it may be a bit stressful at the time, once it is trained and has learned it manners and a few tricks, you will see that it was well worth the time investment.
Gradual increments are easiest on your dog when going through crate training. Allow them to feel comfortable in their crate by closing the door and feeding them treats while praising them. Keep the gate closed for short periods of time, and work your way up to longer times. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Just say no, then let them know what behavior you want to see. Also speak with authority so they understand you mean business.
Make sure you establish feeding routines and times for your dog. Train your dog to understand that you are going to remove their food bowl upon fifteen minutes of feeding them. This will establish a feeding schedule for your dog. After some time training the dog this way, it will begin to finish the food before it is time to pick up the bowl.
Your dog should know when calm time is to be had. Play time is great, but your dog needs to learn to stay calm as his master enters the room. Do not acknowledge his presence when you enter, so the atmosphere remains controlled until you decide when his play time begins.
One of the most important factors in puppy training is establishing rules and making sure that these rules are followed on both ends. This will allow trust between you and your dog. You must continue to reinforce what you are teaching your dog. Provide refresher courses when needed and continue to correct bad behavior. After you have laid the groundwork with your dog, the sky is the limit.