Dogs can be trained to stop exhibiting most of the typical unpleasant behaviors associated with dogs such as barking and growling. This article will help you to stop excessive barking, unwarranted growling and overall rowdiness. Proper training helps any dog to become the perfect, loyal companion.
When you are training your new dog or puppy that will be living indoors a good thing to do is the crate training. The dogs first impressions of the crate are the most important. Try putting some dog treats around the crate and leading into it so that they can walk around and inside the crate. Make sure that you are positive and upbeat so that they know it’s a good thing.
Keep your dog well exercised and active. Dogs become bored very easily. When dogs feel bored, they are much more stubborn when it comes to training. When your dog is happy and well-exercised, he will be more willing to pay attention to his training. Go on runs or long walks together.
When you are trying to house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that you put in, will come out. In an effort to create regularity in your puppy, feed specific meals at specific times daily. Doing this will provide you with some idea of when you should let your puppy go outside to use the restroom. This will decrease the risk of any accidents.
Puppies respond best to positive reinforcement during training. You should assure that during training your puppy can not get into trouble. If you have to scold your puppy while training him, he may relate the training to being a negative experience and not be as excited as he should be about his training.
When you first bring your puppy home, those first few days are the most important. You should be patient, consistent, and persistent form day one with your new puppy. Be sure not to let your puppy get away with behaviors you are not going to allow and positively reinforce the behaviors you are wanting to see.
To help train your puppy not to chew on household items and furniture, you should make sure that your puppy is always occupied with an acceptable activity. Just like small children, puppies are always wanting to experience new adventures. If you don’t provide an activity, they will find one, and you probably won’t like the one they pick.
Set goals for training your dog. Decide what time of day you will work with your dog and how long you will work. Decide exactly what you want to work on, and be consistent. Work on the same things, in the same way, at the same time every day until mastered. Once you have accomplished one goal, build on it by adding something new. Don’t skip around or be inconsistent. This is confusing for your dog.
Dog training intimidates many owners; but, it is actually very easy. With solid information and a good mindset on the part of the owner, dog training can happen. Most dogs respond well to good training and will thrive under the direction of their owner.