If you have a puppy, you certainly know how frustrating and frantic the process is. Of course obedience training is a necessity if you want a well-adapted and well-behaved dog. It is always in your best interest — and that of your pet — to rely only on positive approaches to training. When training your dog, you need to be both patient and consistent. Plan on spending at least 20 or 30 minutes a day training your puppy, because it will not be receptive for a longer period of time. Beyond that point, your pet may become very bored.
You should not tie up multiple dogs where they can reach each other, no matter how friendly they are. This is due to the fact that they could become tangled in each others cords and end up injuring themselves when trying to get free. If the dogs are different sizes, it could be even worse. A small dog could easily choke to death if it were to get too tangled up with a larger breed.
If you intend to use a crate in training your dog, make sure the crate is an appropriate size for your dog. As your dog gets older, he will probably grow larger. Pick a crate that will be of suitable size for the adult when the puppy matures. There should be ample room for the dog to lie down and turn comfortably.
Do not use shock collars. They often do not function properly and their cost is rarely justified. Plus, shock collars can discourage your dog from behaving properly. These methods of training generally fail.
Give your dog more freedom as he or she gets further along in the training program. Your dog will flourish with a good balance between control and respect. Be sure not to give them too much since this can counteract training efforts.
Early in your training, teach your new pup to “leave it.” This command tells him to drop the item and step away. This is great if the dog chews on household furniture or other items, such as shoes, stuffed animals, or trash.
When your dog does something unacceptable, make sure that it becomes known. If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable. After some time, they won’t jump on anyone because they’ll associate it with being made to feel uncomfortable.
If you use the tips found here you will see that you will not be so overwhelmed. From training, you will ensure that your pet, home, and other people are safer. When you use the training techniques we have listed, are patient and consistent, your dog training will be easier.