A dog or cute little puppy can steal the heart of many a person. If you already own one or are contemplating getting one, good for you! To have a great relationship with your pet, training is very important. Your dog will know how to behave; you will feel confident that he will behave himself properly. Keep reading for great tips to help you and your dog have an excellent relationship.

Crates need to be treated as the dog’s second home. At meal times always put their bowl of food inside the crate leaving the door open the whole time while they are eating. This way, your dog will associate positive things with being inside the crate.

TIP! There are different tricks you can try when you are crate training your dog. A yummy treat can help to entice a hesitant dog into the crate.

Be sure to feed your dog healthy foods and treats. A poor diet will negatively affect your dog’s skin, eyes, muscles, bones and joints. Without proper nutrition, your dog’s general health will suffer and there may also be direct effects on behavior. Improving your dog’s diet will also improve its mental capacity.

Understand that during training, what your dog eats will go out of their system. To help regulate your dog’s bowel movements, feed him 2-3 times per day. If you know when the puppy eats, you will be able to better predict when to take him out. This means fewer accidents!

When training a dog it is important to teach him good habits from the start. The sooner you start training the dog the better, because they have not learned bad habits that you will have to correct. For example, if you are adamant about your dog not being a beggar, then never make any exceptions to handing him food from your table.

TIP! If you want a well-trained dog, you must be willing to offer generous and appropriate rewards. It is important that you provide the right amount of treats at the correct times.

It’s a good idea to keep in mind the number of treats you are giving your dog throughout the day. Giving him too many will add unneeded calories to his diet and cause him to become overweight. When trying to feed their dogs a healthy diet, many people do not count the calories in the treats. These can add up fast.

With any luck, you have find some tips to better your relationship. Use the tips that best relate to your situation. You are sure to be won over by an adorable dog. Training is what you need. Train your pet well. Welcome to life with your pet.