Some people give their dogs away because of their bad behavior, but in most cases this can be avoided. Properly trained dogs have the potential to be charming, happy and loving parts of any family. It need not be difficult to transform your dog into a dog that meets that description; all you have to do is follow some simple steps and put in a bit of time.
If you are working on crate training your indoor puppy or dog, you can always try a few tricks. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. Open the door, and praise them when they go inside.
Spend just the right amount of time training your dog, and do not wear it out. Start out with a small training session and up the time every day. Notice when your dog begins getting distracted during a training session.
Identify what exactly it is that your dog is always barking at to help curb the behavior. Everything from a sound to a particular person could be a trigger. Eventually, your dog should see that barking is not necessary in this situation.
Pay strict attention to your body language and tone of voice anytime you are training a pet. Dogs are very intuitive. An appropriate firm tone can really reinforce a disciplinary message.
You can rest assured that when you train your puppy, they may have an accident in the house. Make sure to clean up accidents as soon as they happen. If the mess stays on the area for too long, it can leave a scent behind that your animal may return to in the future to do his business. Buy a product specially designed to neutralize odors.
It is possible to teach your pup to wait to eliminate, if you are consistent in your training. When you are home, take your dog outside hourly. Praise him immediately as soon as he goes to the bathroom outside. Don’t scold a dog after an accident. Yelling does not teach, and the dog won’t understand why you’re upset. Bathroom breaks are required after meals or after leaving the crate.
Ensure that your dog knows the rules to follow, and be consistent; this will teach it right from wrong. This demands that everyone at your home applies strict boundaries. You must be consistent with dog training.
Stay consistent when training your dog. Make a list of the commands that you are teaching your dog, and be sure that everyone in your household knows them. Reward your dog for following commands. Do not reward your dog if he doesn’t obey. If other people are not following your training program, it can make your dog confused, which will set back your dog’s training.
Stay consistent when you train your dog. You have to use the same words, tone of voice, reward system and do your training in the environment in which the commands will be given normally to ensure the dog picks up what you’re trying to teach it.
Vary the treats you use as rewards for your dog during training sessions. Make the training treats extra special so they won’t confuse them with normal treats. Making the treats special and unusual will help your dog obey your commands faster. They understand they are getting something special and will work harder for it.
As discussed in this guide, having a healthy and happy dog is not hard to have. In order to achieve this, you must give your dog love and train it correctly. Embracing the ideas presented here will lead to you owning a pet that you will always be proud of.