A lot of dogs are given away to the pound because the owner does not take the time to train them right. If your dog is trained properly, he is like part of the family. It doesn’t have to be hard to train your dog, you will see that if you spend a little time it can be easy.
When doing crate training, train your dog incrementally rather than trying to do it all at once. If they are uncomfortable with the door closed then try to feed them snacks to reassure them that they are okay. Begin with small intervals, and work your way up to longer times. If the dog becomes agitated, slow down a little more to make them more comfortable.
If you want a well-trained dog, you must be willing to offer generous and appropriate rewards. Reward your dog with some treats right after they obey an order. Your dog does not know why they are getting the reward unless you do it right after the positive behavior.
Repetition is key to teaching your dog new commands. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Be patient and say the same command in the same way each time. Your dog will learn eventually.
If you house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that goes in is eventually coming back out. Feed your pooch several times daily at the same hour. Doing this will provide you with some idea of when you should let your puppy go outside to use the restroom. This will decrease the risk of any accidents.
Let your dog have more freedom as he or she starts to behave and listen to commands more. You will find your dog to be more obedient and your dog will be happier. Just be careful that you do not allow too much freedom, too quickly, as this can quickly derail your hard work and training.
It’s not impossible to have a dog that is healthy and happy. To train your dog, you must show him love and affection. Apply the tips you’ve just read so your dog remains well-behaved at all times.