It is important for every dog to be trained, not only to teach them positive behaviors, but to keep them away from negative ones. This article provides helpful advice and strategies on how you can train your dog.
Crates should feel like a safe place to puppies. So, you should never use them as a way to discipline your dog. Dogs may need to be familiarized with the crate to feel comfortable and secure in it. There are many tricks that you can try to make it easier for both of you. A dog is naturally hesitant about a crate at first. A way to get them interested is to put their favorite toy in the crate, then shut the door. Your dog will want the bone and will be unable to resist entering the crate. When he does, praise him for it so he knows it was a good thing to do.
When you correct your dog verbally, ensure your corrections are direct and short. Don’t drag on and rant how your dog is bad. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
Give your puppy with lots of chewable toys, otherwise he might alleviate his teething pain on your nice furniture. Replace the tasty item you do not want chewed with a designated chew toy. In cases where your puppy is suffering a great deal of pain, try soaking a washcloth in water and freezing it as a numbing chew toy.
You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. First, have your pet to lay down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He’ll follow your hand and roll over completely. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say “roll over” out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. Have patience since your dog may not get the trick quickly. However, once he does, he’ll be the center of attention at the dog park.
An untrained dog can cause chaos in your home. Armed with these tips, you should be adequately prepared to work with your dog, providing valuable skills and behavioral guidance.