While many dogs are dropped off at shelters because their behavior was not what the owners expected, it is often possible to avoid this situation. It is possible for a dog that is trained well to become a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted family member. Turning your dog into such a dog does not have to be a difficult process, if you’re willing to invest the time and follow a few simple steps.
There are different tricks you can try when you are crate training your dog. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. Once they go in the crate, praise them so that they know they did well.
The best way to train your dog is to reward it when it behaves properly. Treats, toys and praise have to be given in the right doses and at the correct times. Make sure to give your dog the treats at the proper time, to encourage good behavior.
If you house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that goes in is eventually coming back out. Feed your puppy three times regularly each day. This ensures your dog won’t have accidents as you’ll know when to expect a trip outside.
As the dog improves, greater freedom can be granted. You will find your dog to be more obedient and your dog will be happier. Just be careful not to overdo it on the freedom initially as it can set your canine training efforts back.
As you encounter unfamiliar dogs, make certain to advance with care and let the dog smell your hand. That is the first step in getting the dog accustomed to your smell and building trust between you. As the dog begins to trust you, he will more likely follow your commands.
Start training your dog with some easy exercises. This ensures that success comes quickly and your dog learns to love training sessions. In doing so, you will see more consistent and positive results.
As discussed in this guide, having a healthy and happy dog is not hard to have. It’s your job to train them to get them to that state. Apply the tips you’ve just read so your dog remains well-behaved at all times.