Training a new dog is a daunting task. Training your dog not only benefits you, it also helps to keep your dog safe. It is important that you remain positive while you are training your dog. It is imperative that you are very patient and practice consistency. Give yourself some time every day to train your dog – under 30 minutes is ideal. Beyond that point, your pet may become very bored.
When crate training your new puppy, take it in small manageable steps so the animal can become accustomed to the changes easily. If your dog seems comfortable inside the crate when the door is open, shut it and feed them a treat. Start off with small periods, for example 10 seconds or so, and gradually increase crate time. If the dog becomes upset, then you need to take a step back and slow down the training.
Commands and corrections should be short and straight to the point. Never ramble on about the dog’s failures. Say NO and redirect your dog to the desired behavior. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
Keep your dog active. Dogs can get bored quite easily. A dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. It is easier for your dog to focus if he is happy and well exercised. Take your dog on long walks or runs.
Don’t waste your money on cruel, ineffective gadgets such as shock collars. Most of the time these don’t function as they should and can cost quite a bit of money. Additionally, the use of devices such as shock collars can break your dog’s spirit and ruin him as an enjoyable family pet. It is common for these tactics to create adverse behavior.
With these tips at hand, you’ll see that training your dog is not overtaxing. You will have a better-behaved dog and a happier, healthier home. With a combination of the tips here and patience, you should have a pretty simple time training your pooch.