Many people think only professionals can train dogs well. Doubts about the process can discourage people from even trying. As you expand your knowledge of puppy training, you will begin learning new methods on how to train your pet. Keep reading this piece and you will acquire many new ideas and tips.
When training a puppy to use a crate it is important to take your time and start with only a few steps at a time. 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. Start off with small periods, for example 10 seconds or so, and gradually increase crate time. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.
When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Don’t berate your dog with a lengthy speech. Be firm and get them to do your bidding. Also speak with authority so they understand you mean business.
Look at things from your dog’s point of view. It’s easy to get irritated with them when they aren’t learning the basics quickly or even at all. Don’t give up. Instead, think about what it must be like to be your dog. Try to see the world through their eyes.
A healthy diet is important to the health and well-being of your dog. An unhealthy diet can have several negative effects on your dog. It not only makes your dog unhealthy but can make him misbehave as well. Making sure your dog’s nutritional needs are met helps give them the focus that they need to be able to learn.
You will have to repeat commands several times before your dog learns it. It can take as many as 50 repetitions of one command before your dog learns it. Keep working patiently on the command- he’ll get it with time.
As the dog gets better at training, you can let it have more freedom. The right balance of training, obedience and freedom ensures your dog has an enjoyable life. Try to remember that you shouldn’t provide a lot freedom at one time, as it could regress the training that you’ve been doing.
Hopefully with this knowledge, you will be more confident in training your dog. Begin applying the information from this article to train your dog into a well behaved pet.