Puppy training may appear overwhelming to someone inexperienced with it. There are many different ideas and theories out there, and the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. This article contains some basic information to help you as you undertake the training of your dog.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. When they seem comfortable in it with the door open, try shutting the gate and feed them treats through the wires. At first, leave the dog enclosed in the crate for only short periods of time, such as 10 seconds, and then gradually increase the duration. If your dog becomes restless, you may be ramping up too quickly.
It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. You may need to repeat the same command lesson from 25 to 30 times before your dog learns it. Continue trying the same command and be patient, your dog will get it.
Don’t bother with shock collars. They might not work like they say they do and they cost too much. In addition, shock collars and some similar items can actually discourage your dog from practicing good behavior. These methods of training generally fail.
Be ready with a favorite treat when your dog successfully completes a command. They need to know that the behavior they have done is exactly what you wanted them to do. By rewarding your dog after it does something you want, it will realize that it’s doing a good thing. Therefore, it will be more likely to continue this good behavior.
Start your puppy training with something that will be easy for him to learn. This will be great for immediate gratification, and your dog will begin to understand what you expect along the way. This will give you much better results while training.
You indicate that jumping up is an unacceptable behavior by grabbing the dogs paws, squeezing gently and guiding them back down to the ground. Although it may be uncomfortable, it does not hurt them when done lightly. They will quickly learn to avoid doing it in order to avoid the sensation.
Reduce as many accidents as possible when you’re toilet training your dog. Learn to know the things your pet does when it needs to go. Pacing, snuffing and whining are common. When this happens, take action immediately. Immediately pick up the leash and go outside to a preferred spot. Give him praise for his behavior. With some time, your dog will be able to tell you when he needs to go outside.
Consistency is key when training a dog. If multiple family members are involved in a pet’s training, make sure everyone is using the same commands and a similar system of discipline and rewards. Use the same phrases and commands in every training session with your dog to avoid confusion.
Keep training sessions with your puppy short. Puppies have a very limited attention span. When doing training, make them in small short sessions and always make them positive. He’ll likely forget everything you taught him if you do too much at once. He will also look at training as a negative experience and it will be harder next time.
Hopefully, these tips have provided you with some very valuable suggestions. Throughout the training process, remember these guidelines and you will have created a loyal, lifelong bond with your pet.