Few things are more irresistible than the melting eyes of a sweet little puppy. If you’ve got one and wish to get another, that’s great! A well trained dog is crucial for having a successful relationship. Your dog will know what to expect and you’ll have confidence in it whether or not you’re at home. You and your pet can have a fantastic friendship if you apply the following tips.
While training your puppy or dog to use a crate, introduce him to new concepts slowly and gradually, so he is able to adjust to the changes without feeling stressed. If your dog seems comfortable inside the crate when the door is open, shut it and feed them a treat. Begin by leaving the dog in the crate for about ten seconds, then increase that time by small increments. If your dog becomes restless, you may be ramping up too quickly.
Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Small, focused sessions are necessary at the beginning. Once your dog is distracted, it is time for a break.
It is a simple task to teach a dog how to roll over, just be sure to keep some dog treats handy! First, place your dog in the “down” position. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog’s head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog’s other side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Put your frustration aside and he’ll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
Every command should be giving with the same tone and volume. Your tone will indicate that you’re serious and to be respected. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
Make sure your dog is comfortable and compliant with his leash. This will ensure both his safety and yours when you take him on walks.
Identify what exactly it is that your dog is always barking at to help curb the behavior. A variety of things can cause this, whether other animals, unknown people or specific sounds. Eventually, your dog should see that barking is not necessary in this situation.
The first step in leash training a young puppy is to get him or her used to the collar during play. The pup must become accustomed to wearing the collar in order for you to use its leash. It is also necessary for hanging ID tags.
Never give up on your dog, no matter how exhausted you are. While it may be frustrating at times, if you don’t persevere and constantly reinforce the teachings to the dog, your efforts will be wasted. Just as you need to keep feeding and sheltering your dog, training is a never-ending process.
With any luck, you have gleaned some information that will really help you bond with your pet. Use the information you find here in relation to your circumstances. You already love your puppy but soon you will be able to trust your faithful dog. Training is necessary for a good dog. Make sure your pet is well trained. Congratulations on your furry friend!