Cleanliness of the home is important to many, and keeping your dog trained correctly is key to keeping your home clean. Many people do not know effective training techniques. You will find lots of assistance to achieve this in the following article.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. Once your puppy feels comfortable in the open crate, close the door and offer the dog a treat. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. If the dog doesn’t like it, slow the process.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Start by having a shorter training session and add a little more time daily. Pay attention to the point when your dog starts to get restless.
Dogs will focus on something and ignore all else unless something breaks that attention. Repetition and practice will result in your dog waiting to take cues from you rather than being distracted by other things.
Positive reinforcement is the best way to train a dog. Praise your dog when he deserves it, and give him treats to show that you are pleased. Don’t shout at a dog or hit them. This is not a particularly effective form of training. Always be firm, be consistent and use positive reinforcement to make your dog understand what you want from it.
You have to be consistent with your dog’s training. Everyone that works with your dog should use the same commands, as well as the same techniques. Use the same phrases and commands in every training session with your dog to avoid confusion.
The best way to teach a dog good behavior is to never let poor behavior take hold. It will make your life less stressful if you are teaching the dog good habits rather than trying to change bad ones. To avoid a dog that begs for table scraps, never give it table food to begin with.
Now that you’ve reached the end of this article, you know some things about training your dog. You need to come up with techniques that you will be able to use everyday. When you have do this, you will soon have behaved dog.