Responsible dog owners understand that a trained dog is a good dog. From basic obedience to advanced techniques, proper socialization and instruction is not only necessary to have your dog be a good canine citizen, but it will help keep your dog safe and happy. These tips will help you get started or give you a better idea of what training a dog is like.
There are many ways to make crate training more comfortable and successful for your new puppy or dog. To get a hesitant dog enthusiastic about getting in a crate, put a tempting treat like a fresh chew toy inside and close it up while your dog is outside. As soon as they smell the tempting treat, they will want to get into the crate to enjoy it. After they enter the crate, be sure to give them love and attention to let them know they did something to please you.
Whenever you have to correct your dog, make sure to speak using short and sharp language. Do not go on and on about how bad the dog is behaving. Just say no, then show it what to do instead. Pitch your voice in such a way that your dog will recognize your vocalizations as commands.
Make sure you remain controlled when rewarding your dog. If your dog is responding to your commands and is not overly excited, give him a treat. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Act calmly, expect calmness, and then appropriately reward the dog.
Always ensure your dog is getting enough exercise. Dogs can become bored very easily. Bored dogs are difficult to train. A dog that is happy, and gets the attention that they crave, will be a better behaved and attentive dog. Make long walks or daily runs a part of your routine that you and your dog can look forward to.
Give them chew toys for pain relief while teething, and keep everything else out of reach. Give it one of his chew toys immediately. Teething can cause puppies significant pain. Give them relief by letting them chew on a washcloth that is wet and frozen.
Give your dog a word that tells them they’re doing the right thing. Using an affirmative word can help your dog understand they did their part and it is time for a treat.
Begin training your dog with what may be easy for him to learn. You will have the rush of seeing quick results, but the dog will gain a basic understanding of what good behavior means. Doing this will give you better results in your training.
With these tips, you will get the most enjoyment out of your new, well-behaved dog. Your family and friends will be proud. A well-trained dog is a happy member of a happy family. Whether you train it yourself or seek the help of a professional, training will improve the life of you and your dog, so get started!