Because they bring a lot of pleasure and love into our lives, we all enjoy owning a dog. Raising a puppy at home can result in a ton of work. Training is a necessary part of a puppy. The following advice will teach you how to train your dog and be consistent for ultimate success.
You can use a few tricks when crate training your dog or puppy. To entice a hesitant puppy into the crate, give it the incentive of a toy or bone inside, with the door shut. Your dog will want the bone and will be unable to resist entering the crate. Once they go in the crate, praise them so that they know they did well.
You have to be consistent with the crate training of your new puppy. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area. The dog will eventually learn that there are proper times to go outside and use the restroom.
Repetition is the key to success when teaching a dog a new command. It isn’t unusual to have to repeat a trick dozens of times before the dog understands. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. He’ll follow your hand and roll over completely. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say ‘roll over’ out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park
Putting your dog on a regular schedule of feeding and walks will help to regulate his system, so he will be easier to house train. This will give you the opportunity to understand when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. This schedule also teaches dogs what it means to ‘hold it’.
Limit the time of your training sessions with your dog so he doesn’t lose focus. Devoting strict amounts of time to any particular aspect of training will have your dog feeling distracted and bored. Keep sessions to a minimum at first. Target 10 minute sessions for increased success.
Training sessions should be very short. Because dogs do not have a long attention span, short lessons will keep them from getting bored. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.
Create a specific command to stop your dog when it barks. As the dog begins barking, display a treat and then repeat your order until the barking ceases. Then, you can award your dog with a treat. By consistently repeating this, your dog will be quiet because he wants the treat.
When house training your new puppy, accidents are likely to happen from time to time. Clean accidents as quickly as you can. Smells from urine and feces can linger in a carpet and attract your pet to return to the same spot for elimination. There are a wide variety of odor control products designed to address just this situation, so head to the pet shop and ask about them.
Do not give your dog too many treats; you could make him gain some weight when you offer an excessive number as rewards. Treats will add up when you are training your dog, be careful to not overlook them.
Make training fun for you and your dog. Training sessions should not be any longer than fifteen minutes, so that the dog’s attention span doesn’t run out before training stops. The dog should be given ample rewards in various forms. The more you reward your dog the more he will continue the positive behavior. When you make training fun for your dog, it will make listening in general fun for the dog too
Have some patience when dealing with your dog. Remember that your dog thinks differently than you and they do not speak our language. Physical gestures and tone are the only ways he will know what you are trying to communicate. Remain calm and take several breaks if you’re getting frustrated often during the training session.
Now that you know what to do with your puppy, it is time to put these tips into action. Keep your patience strong, and give your dog positive reinforcement for the behaviors you want. Use the techniques from this article to help your dog become trained.