Training a new dog can be a stressful endeavor. But, it is imperative that you train your new pet so that you and your family are safe and happy with them. Positive training is the only method worth using. Be patient and remain consistent to help your dog remember what you expect from it. Give yourself some time every day to train your dog – under 30 minutes is ideal. Any longer than a half and hour and they will lose interest, because dogs do not have very long attention spans.
When crate training a new puppy or dog, help the dog realize that the crate is its home. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. They will think of their crate as a happy place.
When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. If your dog seems comfortable inside the crate when the door is open, shut it and feed them a treat. At first, only close the gate for a short time, then gradually extend the time as your dog becomes more comfortable. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.
When you correct your dog verbally, ensure your corrections are direct and short. Never ramble on about the dog’s failures. Just tell them no, and redirect them to the task you are asking them to do. Use a tone which is obviously one of consternation.
When your dog is a room make sure you are calm when you come in. Play time is beneficial to your dog, however, you need to teach your dog to be calm as you enter any room. Don’t acknowledge them when you enter so that you can ensure a controlled environment for how and when playtime starts.
Be sure to keep your dog active and engaged a great deal of the time. Dogs require mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. When a dog’s mind begins to wander, the training process loses its effectiveness. Your dogs will obey more quickly if you keep them well exercised. Bring your dog along when you walk or jog.
Following the tips contained in this article can help to make training your dog a much easier job. Your belongings, other people and even your pet will be safer. When you use the training techniques we have listed, are patient and consistent, your dog training will be easier.