Many people get a new puppy or dog on a whim. If you happen to already be the owner of one, good for you! Of course proper training is key to maintaining a healthy relationship with your dog. Once your pet knows what you expect from them, you will be able to leave them home alone without worrying. Continue reading to gain great insights into developing a strong bond with your pet.
If you want a well-trained dog, you must be willing to offer generous and appropriate rewards. Dog treats must be plentiful and strategically timed. If you do not give the treat right away, your dog is not going to understand why you are rewarding it.
It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. The dog will grow his bladder so he can hold it for longer and longer this way.
Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. The dogs chains could get tangled up and cause harm to the dogs as they struggle to get free. A larger dog could cause a tangle so bad that the smaller dog could be choked by the leash.
The rule of thumb with puppies and house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. If you want your puppy to relieve himself with regularity, keep the diet regular too, like feeding him good food two or three times daily at consistent intervals. Doing so allows you to gain a clearer picture of when your puppy might need to relieve himself outdoors.
Make training for your dog a regular, repeated part of your time together to keep them familiar with the rules they’ve learned. One of the most common mistakes pet owners make is assuming that once training has been completed, no maintenance is required thereafter. You can encourage your dog to adopt good habits. Therefore it is very important to maintain a good set of rules for your dog.
Try a phrase that you will stick with to train your puppy when you are house breaking him or her. When it’s time for him to go outside to do his business, say “Elimination Device…Activate!” or whatever phrase you chose to call his attention to the task at hand.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. It will also help him distinguish between a disciplinary tone, which is sharper, and a commanding tone.
You need to teach your dog how to walk when on a leash. This is important for both the dog’s safety, and your own.
It is hoped that these tips will help you and your pet enjoy a trusting relationship. Use these ideas wisely. You already love your puppy but soon you will be able to trust your faithful dog. Training is what you need. Keep your pet well trained. Have fun with your four-legged friend!