Bringing a new dog or puppy into the home is a time of excitement and joy. The joy can slowly shift into frustration in the weeks after that, though! You will just think about how you got into this as you clean a mess all over again. When your dog is properly trained, it’s much easier to rekindle the joys of your relationship. In this article we’re going to go over some of the tips of the trade in training man’s best friend.
It takes small steps to crate train your puppy; they must become accustomed to it. When they’ve settled down with the gate open, slowly shut it and pass treats through the gate. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. If your pet seems upset or agitated, you may need to slow down.
Consistency is key when working on crate training with a young dog. When letting your dog out of the crate, be sure to immediately allow your dog to relieve himself. Eventually, the puppy will learn to wait to pee until given the opportunity.
Before you begin training your dog, you need to establish yourself as the alpha. Your dog will neither obey nor respect you if he believes he is the leader of your household. Never allow your dog pull on the leash while you are on a walk.
Refrain from using extreme devices for training your dog, such as a shock collar. They are often scams and, in any case, are completely unnecessary to proper training your dog. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.
Acclimate your dog to the source that triggers his barking fits. It might be a noise or simply coming into contact with other animals or people. This will help your dog understand that barking is unnecessary.
Don’t get frustrated by accidents during the potty training phase. Get rid of accidents immediately to improve training efficiency. Odor from feces or urine can stay in your carpet which will make your dog return to it when it wants to urinate. Check any local stores or pet shops for products that are specifically designed to remove the urine smell from a carpet.
When you are training your dog with a leash, try to ensure that the leash is loose. This gives your dog the option to explore and walk around freely. Because they are so eager, they will probably strain the leash. Be sure to train your dog to walk on a slack leash right along with you.
Training a dog requires love, patience and lots of treats. What you’ve just read should go a long way in creating a happy relationship between you and your pooch. It doesn’t happen immediately, but with consistency, you will have a well-behaved dog.