If you are absolutely clueless about beginning a training program for your dog, you’re in luck. By looking for answers, you have taken the very first step. This article contains good guidelines for several different aspects of canine training.
When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. When they seem comfortable in it with the door open, try shutting the gate and feed them treats through the wires. In the beginning it is important to only leave the dog in the crate for a few seconds. After a while you will be able to leave them in the crate for longer amounts of time. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.
Rewarding your dog generously and properly is essential in training your dog. Treats, toys and praise have to be given in the right doses and at the correct times. Dogs won’t know why they’re being rewarded if you’re not consistent.
Pick the proper size crate for your dog if you want to be able to effectively use the crate to train it. Keep in mind that puppies grow big. Find a crate big enough for your adult dog. The ability to move around within the crate is paramount to the pet’s comfort.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. 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. This will cause your dog to use their nose to follow the treat. As a result, your dog will roll over. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. Put your frustration aside and he’ll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
Teaching a new puppy to “leave it” is very important and one of the first commands that you should work on. This simple command will get them to stop chewing on household items or furniture, and can keep them away from dirty or potentially dangerous items outside the home.
Training your dog requires you to be firm and authoritative. However, don’t be too demanding or cruel as you want to be a loving master. This way, you can have a great relationship with the dog.
You should keep all of the training session pretty short. A dog has a short attention span, and a 15 minute training session is just about right. Once done, praise your dog and play with him for a while.
Does your dog consume a healthy diet? Like kids, a dog’s mood can be severely affected by their diet. You might be surprised by how dramatically a change in diet can affect your dog’s behavior. Consult your veterinarian about any special dietary needs that your dog might require.
Does your pet strain and pull every time you put him on a leash? This issue is often faced by dog owners, but is quite easy to fix. Go to the pet supply store where you can buy a harness for a few dollars, as harnesses reduce pulling so that walks are enjoyable.
It is now time to take what you have learned and put it in to practice by training your dog. Using the proper information may help those new trainers learn what they might not have known about how to train a new dog.