Try to train your dog the correct way so that your house is calm and peaceful. Give some of the following tips a shot. Some things you learn here might make living with your dog a bit easier.
Take small steps when crate training your dog. When your dog appears to be at ease while inside the crate with the door ajar, you can help him adjust to the crate even further by slowly latching the door and rewarding him with treats fed to him through the spaces between the wires. At first, only close the gate for a short time, then gradually extend the time as your dog becomes more comfortable. If the dog becomes agitated, slow down a little more to make them more comfortable.
Timing is crucial when you train a dog, so you need to spend an adequate amount of time training them, but not too much. Start by having a shorter training session and add a little more time daily. Watch to see if the dog’s attention begins to fade during sessions.
When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Avoid launching a lengthy tirade against your pet and his naughty behavior. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
Crate training requires crates of the correct size. You should keep in mind that your dog will get bigger. Choose a crate which will be the right size for the dog when he grows up. Your dog should be able to easily turn around and sleep without being overly crowded.
Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Start by having a shorter training session and add a little more time daily. You can figure out when your dog isn’t paying attention during training.
Make training for your dog a regular, repeated part of your time together to keep them familiar with the rules they’ve learned. A lot of owners will train their dogs once and not conduct any refreshers. You can encourage your dog to adopt good habits. Therefore it is very important to maintain a good set of rules for your dog.
You should develop a feeding routine with your dog. Develop a feeding schedule, and be consistent with the routines so you can teach your dog what to expect and how to behave. This will ensure he eats it all quickly instead of doddling or grazing all day.
Teaching a dog how to roll over isn’t too hard with a few treats in your hand. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog’s head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog’s other side. He’ll follow your hand and roll over completely. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
Dogs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. With enough training, your dog should be able to pay more attention to your orders.
You can always teach a old dog new tricks. You will have to be patient as you implement these tips. Both your dog and yourself are going to be very happy.
You will have to repeat commands several times before your dog learns it. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Just remember to keep trying and be patient. Eventually, your dog will learn.