What a great thing! What happens next? If you train your dog, you will have a happier household. The following article will spell out some tips to help you train your beloved pooch.
When you are using a dog crate in your training, you need to help your dog get used to it as his home. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. The dog will recognize the crate as having delicious food.
Crate train your puppy in small steps, so that the training is most effective. As soon as they start to feel comfortable in the crate when the door is open, try closing the gate and have them eat inside. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.
Do not tie up your dogs too closely. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die.
The first rule to remember when you begin to house train your puppy is that what you feed them will eventually come out the other end. To have your dog on a consistent bathroom schedule, have him or her eating quality food about two or three times every day, at the exact same time. Doing this will provide you with some idea of when you should let your puppy go outside to use the restroom. This will decrease the risk of any accidents.
When you start training your dog, develop a verbal cue so that the dog knows precisely when they complete a command correctly. The word “yes” can be the bridge between rewards and good behavior.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. First, place your dog in the “down” position. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. Have patience since your dog may not get the trick quickly. However, once he does, he’ll be the center of attention at the dog park.
Practice patience when you are training your dog. A patient attitude will make the training process less stressful for the both of you. Understand that the proper training will come with time, so cut your dog some slack and let them learn.
Training your dog is essential to develop a good relationship. Use the advice you’ve read to start training your dog properly.