Your dog will not know the difference between your possessions and his without the proper training. You have experienced chewed chair legs and accidents on the rug, and it is now time to correctly train the dog. The following article will teach you how you can properly train your dog.
Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. If they are uncomfortable with the door closed then try to feed them snacks to reassure them that they are okay. Begin by leaving the dog in the crate for about ten seconds, then increase that time by small increments. If the dog shows signs of distress, you may be progressing too quickly.
If you have to give your dog a verbal correction, be sure that they are sharp, to the point, and short. Don’t drag on and rant how your dog is bad. Just say no and direct them on what it is you desire for them to do. Be sure your command tone of voice gets their attention and shows that you’re serious.
Put yourself in your dog’s proverbial shoes, or paws, rather. You need to exercise patience with your pet, even if you think he should be learning at a faster rate. It might make things easier if you ask yourself what is going on in your dog’s mind. Your dog might not be making the connection between the order and the behavior you expect from them because you have not repeated the exercise enough times.
You should not tie up multiple dogs where they can reach each other, no matter how friendly they are. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog’s rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. The dog has to lay down first. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. Ideally, your dog will use his nose to follow the treat, rolling his whole body in the process. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
Training may be a challenge, but it’s necessary. Your possessions are being destroyed, and you are losing patience. Utilizing the guidance presented here, you can teach you dog to behave in a manner that makes him welcome inside your home.