Training your dog is a lot like programming a new TV remote. The capability is already available in the remote, however, a person must provide input to make it work properly. The potential is already within your dog, you just have to use the tips below to bring it out.
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 to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. When he does, praise him for it so he knows it was a good thing to do.
Try to see things from your dog’s eyes. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. Don’t give up- think like your dog! Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. These devices are expensive and do not always work as well as you would expect them to. They aren’t engaging in positive reinforcement either. Usually if you do this your dog will respond in the wrong way.
When you are training a pet you need to speak to them in a even and stern tone. This lets the dog know you are serious. They will also know when you are being positive.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. Then you will be aware when your dog needs to go outside to use the bathroom. Adhering to a schedule also helps the dog learn to wait until the proper time comes to go outside.
Remember to exercise patience whenever training your dog. Patience helps avert anger and frustration throughout the training process. Keep in mind that they wish to please you; however, they get confused because they can’t understand your language.
Set small, easy goals when you start training your dog. This will give them instant success and serve as a building block for your training regimen. This gives you awesome results during the training process.
You need to be use rewards and positive reinforcers when you are training your pet. If you are happy with your dog, give him pets, happy words and the occasional treat. Don’t yell and/or hit your dog. This just doesn’t work, and it will cause your dog to fear you. To get the best results from your training your dog, you need to be firm and consistent, staying positive at all times.
You should do some research on the grooming of the dog breed you chose. Some dog breeds require little to no grooming, while other breeds require meticulous grooming almost every week. A happy dog is a clean dog, so to train him, he must be groomed.
Once you can bring out a dog’s ability to be trained, it is just a matter of consistently practicing the techniques. Your dog will take pleasure in learning commands and will love to see you happy when he does something right.