Perhaps you are starting to wonder why you wanted a dog in the first place after a few incidents. With some basic training, you can teach your dog to act better quicker.
If you want to teach your pet to use a crate, first try these simple tricks. Place a treat inside the crate and shut its gate in front of your dog. Temptation wins with this exercise; your dog will be eager to enter the crate when a treat is waiting for him. When he does, praise him for it so he knows it was a good thing to do.
Reinforce calm behavior upon your arrival. It is okay to have play time, but when you enter a room your dog should be calm. When you ignore the dog on entry, they shouldn’t bother you about playing.
It takes a while for a dog to get comfortable in a crate. Don’t take it too fast; introduce the dog at his own pace. First, put them inside with the door still open. When they get used to that, close the gate and give them a treat they like. 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.
Choose a crate that corresponds to the size of your dog to facilitate its training. Puppies grow up quickly. Choose a crate that is sure to be the right proportions for the adult dog you will eventually have. Your dog should have ample space to turn around inside the crate, as well as lay comfortably.
Ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and stimulation. Dogs are easily bored. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. Your dog will pay better attention to commands, as well as play with you more, when he has been exercised properly. Make long walks or daily runs a part of your routine that you and your dog can look forward to.
Among the first commands that you should teach your puppy is the command “leave it,” which tells the puppy to drop whatever he has in his mouth and back away from it. This is a good way to keep your dog from chewing things and make sure they do not chew dangerous objects.
A dog has an inquiring mind and will look at one thing for quite a while until its attention is broken. After you do this enough times, it will become easier for you to get your dog’s attention. The dog will look for your signals.
Pay attention to how much time you spend training in one session. Dogs can only handle a short amount of training at a time, so don’t overdo it. Try to limit initial training sessions to 10 minutes or less.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. Give the puppy consistent opportunities to relieve himself every time you let him out. Over time, the puppy will be able to wait until the appropriate opportunity to answer the call of nature.
You should never do long sessions of training. The attention span of a dog is pretty short, so it is important to keep them interested in training by keeping the training short. If you want to continue, then give dogs a quick free play break.
Before your dog can learn a new command it will take several repetitions. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Using the exact same command and remain patient with them so that they can get it.
Avoid accidents when potty training your dog. Learn the signs that your dog needs to use the restroom. Pacing, snuffing and whining are common. Do not hesitate when you see your dog do that. Take your dog out on the leash and take them to where you want them to go to the bathroom. Praise your dog when he does his business where he is supposed to. At some point, he will start asking to go out.
Showing him that you are in control is the first lesson to teach your dog. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. Never allow your dog pull on the leash while you are on a walk.
Basic canine training is easily incorporated into daily routine providing for fast training results. If you are having behavior problems with your dog, read on for some solutions.
When you start dog training, come up with a verbal cue that will tell your pet they’ve followed your command. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.