The dog that you have just adopted may seem less like Lassie, and more like Cujo. There is good news – you can train your dog so they are better behaved in a short time.
When you are working on crate training with your new dog or puppy, always take steps to let them know it’s their home. You should put their food in the cage and leave the door open if it is time for them to eat. The crate will then become associated with the food they love.
Train your dog to remain calm when you walk into the room. Playtime is great but sometimes it is just not appropriate. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
Ensure that your dog gets enough activity. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. Conditions of boredom are not conducive to training. Your dogs will obey more quickly if you keep them well exercised. Go on runs or long walks together.
Dogs can have a one-track mind and remain focused on one thing until you break the dog out of it. Dogs learn by repetition so with continued training, your dog will immediately focus on what you are saying.
Do not tie up several dogs in close proximity to each other. This is due to the fact that they could become tangled in each others cords and end up injuring themselves when trying to get free. If two dogs’ chains become entangled, it is possible that one or both dogs could experience difficulty breathing or even strangulation.
Every time you speak a command, it should be with the same tone and loudness level. Your dog will learn to recognize your tone and know they should obey. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
Ensure you get your dog’s attention using the same methods. Begin commands by using his name. Then, say the command. Dogs will hear there name and pay attention.
People are often amazed about how easy it can be to train your dog and how quick they see changes. So if you are looking to change any of your dog’s wayward ways, try some of our tips for quick success!