Appropriate canine training is important in ensuring that your home environment remains peaceful for your dog and for yourself. Attempt some of the following tips. They may help you better the relationship between you and your dog.
When you are working on crate training with your new dog or puppy, always take steps to let them know it’s their home. Meal times should be given within the crate while the door remains open throughout the meal. This will allow your dog to have a positive association with the crate.
There are different tricks you can try when you are crate training your dog. A dog is naturally hesitant about a crate at first. A way to get them interested is to put their favorite toy in the crate, then shut the door. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. Once in the crate, let them know they did a good job by praising them.
Whenever you have to correct your dog, make sure to speak using short and sharp language. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.
Come up with a phrase that you can teach your puppy during house training. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
Teach your puppy his name when you first start training him, as this creates a bond between the two of you. Call him by name frequently, and teach him to come when called. These are the first few commands your new puppy needs to learn. By setting aside some special time for you and your puppy, you will give him the opportunity to get to know you, as well as trust you. In this way, he will be more receptive to advanced training later.
Accidents will happen sometimes when you house train your pet. Clean up any messes that are made immediately, so it doesn’t hamper your training efforts. Smells from urine and feces can linger in a carpet and attract your pet to return to the same spot for elimination. Many products are sold that will neutralize these odors, so ask about them at your local pet store.
Whatever your dog’s age is, or how much trouble he has been, the information laid out here can make the difference. Be certain to use patience as you employ these techniques. It is our sincere hope that you will be happy with your dog and vice-versa.