Keep Your Dog On His Best Behavior With These Training Tips

Owning a dog can really enhance your life. Bringing home a dog could mean lots of work. You must train your dog extensively. Take a look at the advice presented above, and you can properly train your dog very quickly.

It takes a while for a dog to get comfortable in a crate. Don’t take it too fast; introduce the dog at his own pace. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can then try to shut the door to the crate. When they allow the door to shut you can give them a treat through the wiring. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. Freaking out your dog is a sign that you need to slow down.

You must stay consistent while you are crate training young puppies. Always give the pup the option to go to the bathroom after leaving his crate. Eventually, they will wait until it’s the right time to go to the bathroom.

Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.

To have success in training your dog, you need to be able to control it with commands. You need to establish your authority, or he will ignore your commands. Always walk ahead of your dog when you go on walks, as this establishes that you hold a position of leadership.

Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! Begin by getting the dog to lay down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.

If you encounter a dog with whom you are not acquainted, you should do so slowly and with the back of a hand outstretched. As you do this, you give the dog an opportunity to acclimate to your scent and become used to your presence. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.

Now that you understand how to deal with your puppy, the time has come to apply the above tips. Exercise patience with the dog and be certain to praise proper behavior. It takes time, but the reward of an obedient pet is well worth the wait.