When you first meet your dog, chances are he didn't show his true colors and may have come to you with a few "problems". With some training, you can have a well behaved pet.
There are few effective ways to approach the matter of crate training your puppy or dog. If your puppy doesn't like being in his crate, put a dog treat or chew bone in it and close the door to keep him out. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.
Your dog's diet should be healthy and balanced. A poor diet will negatively affect your dog's skin, eyes, muscles, bones and joints. Not only is it unhealthy, it can affect the way they behave. Simply enhancing a dog's diet can make a big difference in its receptiveness to training.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. First, have the dog lay down. Now, with a treat in your palm, move your hand from one side of the dog's face to the other. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. As he is rolling over say, "roll over" and praise them immediately when they do. Put your frustration aside and he'll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
It is important to get your dog trained to walk nicely on his leash. This helps keep both you and your dog safe when going on walks.
Be sure to always grab your dog's attention the same way. Use his or her name when giving a command. First, call his name then give him a verbal or gesture command. Your dog will notice their name and they will see that you want their attention.
As your dog gets better with training, you can start to give him or her more freedom. Balancing obedience and liberty make dogs feel very satisfied. Just be careful that you do not allow too much freedom, too quickly, as this can quickly derail your hard work and training.
Leash-training starts with a loose leash. Dogs love exploring when they get to walk. Their eagerness will cause the leash to be strained. A smart owner discourages behavior such as this, and encourages the dog to walk without pulling.
Don't subject your dog to lengthy training sessions. You should spend only fifteen minutes for every single task you give your dog. Going over this time per task is only going to frustrate both you and your dog, which impedes progress. After each session, you should play with your dog, reward and praise it.
If you are traveling with dogs, make sure to pack everything that your dog needs to eat, sleep and use the bathroom. Bring food and water bowls, waste baggies and treats for a good trip. Don't hesitate on taking a handful of your dog's favorite food with you. This is much easier than buying at your destination.
If your dog jumps when you don't want him to, gently squeeze his paws. The dog will not experience pain, but just a brief discomfort. Eventually, they'll quit jumping on other people because they'll start associating jumping with this pinching.
It may be difficult, but you should always exercise patience around your dog. Your dog doesn't understand English and he is not a person. Your dog gets cues from your body and the tone of voice you are speaking in. Try to stay calm and use breaks if you feel overcome with frustration.
To prevent your dog from digging in the trash, be sure he is well-fed and has plenty of toys to play with. remove trash out regularly and avoid putting meat scraps in the garbage. If your dog continues to dig in the trash, then crate them when you can't supervise them.
Working on your dog's recall is essential. Your pet must learn to come back to you whenever you call it. Work on this skill daily. You might just save your canine's life some day because of recall, so never skip or pass on training this, regardless of what it takes to get it done.
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.
As you have read, pet owners choose to train their dogs for many different reasons. Everyone knows that dogs have a strong desire to please. A dog that is trained properly will be give you fulfillment and joy in your life. Hopefully, the information contained here has provided you with some inspiration and ideas to help you train your adoring pet and friend.