Training a dog when you have never attempted to do so before can be intimidating. While there are some things you need to know, there are plenty of resources for a beginner at puppy training. Here are some tips to get you started.
When you are using a dog crate in your training, you need to help your dog get used to it as his home. Leave food near or inside the crate and leave the door open. This will help the dog make a positive association between the food and the crate.
There are many different approaches that can be used to crate train a new puppy. If your dog doesn’t want to enter the crate, put a chew bone inside the crate, then close to door. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. When he finally goes into the crate to retrieve the toy, shower the dog with praise.
Your dog’s diet should be healthy and balanced. A poor diet will negatively affect your dog’s skin, eyes, muscles, bones and joints. It can not only damage their health, it can also influence their behavior. With the right healthy diet, your dog will be more energetic and eager to please during training sessions.
Make sure that both you and your dog enjoy the daily training. You can build a strong bond with dog by playing with the dog, and that in turn causes positive reactions during training. Training can be a good and fun time with your dog, but you should also set aside time that is just for play.
Use short training sessions. The attention span of a dog is pretty short, so it is important to keep them interested in training by keeping the training short. If you want to do anymore training, let the dog have a play break for stretching and relaxing before continuing with their training.
Your dog must learn that there is no need for it to respond to your utterance of the word ‘no.’ Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. Dog’s often don’t get the meaning of words like “no.” Dogs need tailored training to pull through.
Your dog will behave well if you keep reinforcing your training. You should not stop training your dog at the end of their puppy stage. If you reinforce desired behaviors, you will ensure your dog’s continued obedience, and by continuing to discipline your dog, you will prevent negative behaviors from appearing.
Consistency is the key to training. When more than one person is training your dog be sure that you are using the same word as a command and discipline. Your puppy will learn quickly if you only use a few different words and always expect the same behavior.
Hopefully, you have learned something useful and new from this article. These suggestions can help you train your dog, and help you love him or her more.