Has your dog been acting up? If you answered yes, your dog probably needs to be trained nore. Spending that extra time training him, will result in a more disciplined dog. The following article will help you train your dog successfully.
When crate training your new puppy, take it in small manageable steps so the animal can become accustomed to the changes easily. Allow them to feel comfortable in their crate by closing the door and feeding them treats while praising them. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. If the dog shows signs of distress, you may be progressing too quickly.
Always reward good, calm behavior. If your pet successfully completes a task, then reward him only if he/she is calm. Although you may feel very pleased, control your response to avoid having your training situation become uncontrolled. Set a good example by rewarding them calmly.
When house-breaking your puppy, choose a specific phrase to use when it’s time to go outdoors. When it’s time for him to go outside to do his business, say “Elimination Device…Activate!” or whatever phrase you chose to call his attention to the task at hand.
Always be patient when you train your dog. This will make it less likely that you or your dog will become frustrated or upset with the process of training. Your dog wants to do what you ask him to, but you have to give him the commands in a way in which he understands what is expected.
Be consistent when training your dog. When you have a whole family in the house, they should all use the same training techniques. It will be easier for a pet to learn a single set of commands.
To make sure your dog pays attention to you, you should use its name as often as possible. Use it as often as possible when you have your puppy during the first weeks, the puppy will make the connection. The name should be short and unique, so that he does not confuse it with every day language.
Wearing out a puppy with too much training and information, will be extremely counterproductive. A puppy has a short attention span and limited energy to focus, so keep your sessions brief and as positive as possible. If you push too hard, your puppy will remember it as a negative experience, and the next time you work to train him, it will be far more difficult.
If you are consistent, it is possible to teach a dog to delay responding to nature’s call. When you’re at home, spend enough time with your pet and take him out of the house every hour. When he goes potty outside, tell him he did good. Never react harshly to your dog going potty inside. Your dog doesn’t come out of the womb potty-trained, and it takes time to learn. Yelling or punishing is not helpful. Make a habit of walking him around fifteen minutes after eating or drinking anything, and after coming out of his dog crate.
Training your dog right will ensure that you have a happy and well adjusted dog. It may feel as though your pooch will never properly behave, but with a bit of patience and some effort, you will see results. You will be more successful at training your dog if you follow the advice given here.