If you have never trained a dog before and are just getting to know your dog, expect some frustration. But if you implement the advice provided here, you will find out how to have a better relationship with your dog as well as a better understanding of its needs and yours.
There are many different approaches that can be used to crate train a new puppy. Place a treat inside the crate and shut its gate in front of your dog. They’ll know the bone is in there and will want to go inside and get it. Upon entering the crate, praise your puppy to make sure it knows it did a good job.
Proper and generous rewards are critical to canine training. Quantity and timing are important when it comes to rewards. A dog doesn’t always know when it’s being rewarded if they don’t get a treat at the proper time.
Get your dog chew toys to get rid of teething pains. You need to replace that with a designated chew toy. Teething pain can be soothed by a washcloth that has been soaked in water and frozen.
Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. Doing so could cause injuries to the dogs if they become entangled in the chains and attempt to free themselves. For example, a large dog could tangle the chain with a smaller dog, wrapping the chain around the neck of the small dog, causing it to die.
The rule of thumb with puppies and house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. 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. You will know when it is time for your the dog to use the bathroom, reducing accidents.
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. Then, position a treat near the floor to one side of him, raise it up and move it over to the opposite side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. Say “roll over” as he performs the action so that he’ll learn the command. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
As your dog progresses in training, you can provide more freedom. It is important that you reach a balance between freedom and obedience in order to establish a satisfying relationship. Just be careful that you don’t give your dog too much freedom, as this can cause negative behavior.
You always want to make certain your dog has good leash manners. When they walk properly, it makes both of you safer when you both go walking.
Pay attention to how much time you spend training in one session. Remember that a dog has a short attention span and cannot focus on one thing for too long. This is why you need to limit the time of your training sessions to around 10 minutes.
If your dog jumps when you don’t want him to, gently squeeze his paws. This will not hurt if done lightly, but it will be an uncomfortable feeling. They should learn to stop jumping because they don’t like the reaction they get.
If you say ‘no’, your dog should understand that it does not need a response. Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. Simply saying “no” is not enough to help dogs understand how they should behave. Dogs need tailored training to pull through.
Each of these interesting ideas should serve you well as you seek to build a better relationship with your pet. You’ll love life with your newly calm, obedient and appreciative dog. Use this information to have a great puppy!