A cute little puppy could steal a person’s heart. If you’re thinking about getting a dog, or already have one, congratulations. Training has to begin early and be completed often. A well-trained animal will understand what is expected whether you are home or not. This article will give you plenty of help when it comes to creating a relationship with your pet that is fulfilling for you both.
When you are working on crate training with your new dog or puppy, always take steps to let them know it’s their home. At meal times always put their bowl of food inside the crate leaving the door open the whole time while they are eating. This will allow your dog to have a positive association with the crate.
Create a calm environment whenever you enter the room the dog is in. It is okay to have play time, but when you enter a room your dog should be calm. Try to ignore your dog when your first enter the room because this will help to keep them calm and reinforce that you are in control.
Make sure your dog is up and active often. Dogs are easily bored. When a dog’s mind begins to wander, the training process loses its effectiveness. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Get out for some long walks and runs with your dog.
If you have a focal point for your dog to pay attention to, he will ignore all other distractions he would normally be tempted to watch. If you are consistent and use repetition, your dog will start to wait for your signals before focusing on something.
Your dog must respect you in order for training to work. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. It is important to walk ahead of your dog when taking him for a walk. This will let him know that you are the leader.
Stay away from training devices such as shock collars. They may not work very well and are far too expensive. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. This technique can yield negative results.
Exercise the dog for an hour daily, along with regular potty time outside. When your dog gets enough exercise, training sessions are usually more effective and produce faster results. A dog who has received plenty of exercise is happier and more responsive.
Understand that getting your dog to respond during the times that you tell him or her ‘no’ is not helpful. Training must be a positive experience for your dog. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. There is a difference in all dogs and training should be customized.
It is hoped you have discovered a few tips to improve your relationship with your pet. Use these ideas wisely. You already love your puppy but soon you will be able to trust your faithful dog. Success can only be found through consistent training. Your dog needs to be properly trained. Congratulations on the furry friend!