Properly training your dog can provide you and your furry companion a better relationship. Use these tips. You may find life with your dog becomes less stressful this way.
When crate training your new puppy or dog, there are a few tricks you can apply. If your puppy doesn’t like being in his crate, put a dog treat or chew bone in it and close the door to keep him out. This will make the puppy want to be let inside the crate to get the bone. When he does, praise him for it so he knows it was a good thing to do.
When correcting your dog, be concise. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Just say no and direct them on what it is you desire for them to do. Also make sure that the volume of your voice commands their attention and lets them know that you mean business.
Timing is everything in puppy training. While you want to devote a good amount of time to it, you do not want to go too far. Start with a quick session initially, adding time with successive training periods. Note how far into the training session your dog loses his attention span. That’s the time to quit.
Teething is painful, and providing chew toys helps alleviate the pain. Keep items that are potentially more painful out of reach. Instead of allowing it to continue chewing on your important furniture or toys, provide a well-loved 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.
With the right encouragement, most dogs can learn to roll over pretty quickly. The first step is a simple “lay” command. Then, position a treat near the floor to one side of him, raise it up and move it over to the opposite side. This will cause your dog to use their nose to follow the treat. As a result, your dog will roll over. While he rolls, say “roll over” and repeat this action until he is able to roll over with only the command. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
This advice is applicable for any age or obedience level. Be prepared to practice patience. Hopefully you and your dog will be happier than ever.