There are a lot of reasons as to why puppy training is beneficial. Your dog will behave better and have more respect for you as the owner. The tips below can help you train your dog correctly. You and your dog will both enjoy this time.
While training your puppy or dog to use a crate, introduce him to new concepts slowly and gradually, so he is able to adjust to the changes without feeling stressed. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Use small increments of time, and build them up as your puppy or dog becomes more relaxed with the process. If the dog becomes overwhelmed, it means that you are moving too quickly for them.
Consistency is critical for crate training to succeed. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
When house training your dog, keep in mind that whatever you feed him must come out. To help regulate your dog’s bowel movements, feed him 2-3 times per day. By using a feeding schedule, you will now lessen the chances of an accident.
It is best to pick a phrase for potty training your dog, and use it consistently. For example, you could use the phrase, “go potty” when you take them outside to help them remember what to do when you go outside and say the command.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. Maintaining the same tone lets your dog know that you are serious and they should obey your commands. You should also work on developing different tones to use in different situations. For example, you can have a sharp one for disciplinary purposes, and a firm, but not-as-sharp one for simple commands.
Putting your dog on a regular schedule of feeding and walks will help to regulate his system, so he will be easier to house train. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. This helps your puppy learn to “hold it” for a bit, until he knows it’s time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
Continue training your dog throughout its life to make sure that its good behavior persists. Training should not stop because he is not a puppy anymore. If you reinforce desired behaviors, you will ensure your dog’s continued obedience, and by continuing to discipline your dog, you will prevent negative behaviors from appearing.
Watch the number of treats you give your dog during the day to avoid making your dog overweight. It is easy to forget about treats when you consider how much you are feeding your dog. This can happen especially when you are training him.
Training brings a plethora of rewards. You are likely to enjoy the training more and more as it progresses. Good training is enjoyable and enhances the owner-dog relationship.