A trained dog is a happy dog. When your dog has been properly trained, it becomes easier for him to meet your expectations. Once he is trained, you will have less worry when you leave him home alone, have visitors or take him out in public. Even though training a dog is not an easy task, the time you take with it to teach manners, tricks, and how to do things properly will be time that is well spent.

Specific feeding habits should be established for your dog. Make sure that they know when a meal is coming, so that they can get into a set routine. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.

TIP! Make the dog know that the crate is it’s home when you are doing crate training. Feed them in their crate and keep it open for them to come in and out.

Give your puppy with lots of chewable toys, otherwise he might alleviate his teething pain on your nice furniture. Immediately replace it with one of his designated chew toys. To help your dog cope with painful teething, give him a wet washcloth that has been frozen.

Choose a crate that corresponds to the size of your dog to facilitate its training. Puppies grow up quickly. Be sure to select a crate that allows your dog to have ample room as it grows. There should be enough space to move around without feeling cramped.

Start your dog training with something that will be easy for him to learn. You’ll make strides quickly, and your dog will quickly learn the basics of acceptable behavior. This provides you with greater results throughout the training.

TIP! There are few effective ways to approach the matter of crate training your puppy or dog. If the dog doesn’t want to get in the crate try putting a chew toy in it and close the gate when they’re not there.

Puppy training establishes the rules of a dog/owner relationship and once the rules have been set down, both you and your dog will have a much more enjoyable relationship. Remember that reinforcement is important if you want your dog to retain his new skills. Keep his memory crisp, and do not let any deviations from acceptable behavior slide through. Once your dog understands all the basics, the sky is the limit as far as what it can achieve with your help.