No dog should ever end up in a shelter because of bad behavior! The truth is that a bad owner who didn’t train them is to blame. Any dog can be happily trained when you do your research. A little bit of time, patience and repetition are all it takes to turn your dog into a more respectful companion.

When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. Once he is comfortable walking in and out of the crate, try quietly closing the door and offering him a biscuit through the wires. Start off with small periods, for example 10 seconds or so, and gradually increase crate time. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.

TIP! It takes a while for a dog to get comfortable in a crate. Don’t take it too fast; introduce the dog at his own pace.

Positive reinforcement is important when training your dog. It is important that you provide the right amount of treats at the correct times. Make sure to give your dog the treats at the proper time, to encourage good behavior.

Put yourself in your dog’s proverbial shoes, or paws, rather. Frustration can be easily acquired if the dog fails to learn simple things in a rapid manner. Don’t give up- think like your dog! Try to see the world through their eyes.

Select an appropriately sized crate to foster solid crate training results. As your dog gets older, he will probably grow larger. Select a crate that is large enough for them to fit in when they are older. Your dog should be able to easily turn around and sleep without being overly crowded.

TIP! Get your dog into a feeding routine. He has to know when the food will arrive and it should be on schedule, but he also needs to know when the food will be removed again.

Training your dog to start rolling over is easy, but be sure to have some treats. The first step is a simple “lay” command. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. While he rolls, say “roll over” and repeat this action until he is able to roll over with only the command. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!

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. By sticking with the guidelines from this article, you can help to assure your pet’s place in your family as a happy and healthy presence.