Many people want to raise a healthy, happy and well-adjusted dog. It is not too hard to do this at home, as long as you know what you are doing. Read on and you will find a large collection of tips that have been used in training dogs all over the world.
The key to successful crate training with a new canine is making sure they understand that it is their home. Meal times should be given within the crate while the door remains open throughout the meal. This creates a positive association between good food and their new crate.
Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Do not go on and on about how bad the dog is behaving. Say no and give them a command to do the right thing. Remember that your voice’s volume gets their attention and that you are talking business.
Walking your dog means leading your dog. Your role in this situation is to lead the pack, therefore your pet should be expected to walk a half step behind. You will instill confidence in your pet when they know you are leading the pack and making the decisions. They will be less likely to attempt running or being distracted while you walk.
If you are serious about training your dog, remember to be a dog during training. Dogs establish control and behavior through physical commands and less through spoken command. When you want your dog to exhibit a certain behavior, use nudges or posture adjustments physically along with your verbal commands. These are traits your dog expects and will respond accordingly.
When working on teaching your dog a command, keep training sessions short. It is much better to train your dog for 5 minutes, 3 times a day, than all in one 15 minute session. This will keep your dog focused. Before your dog gets bored, end the session. This will keep him interested and wanting more.
When you are training a pet you need to speak to them in a even and stern tone. The tone should be firm, so your dog understands that you are issuing a command, not a suggestion. It will also let the dog know the difference between an angry voice, a happy voice and an authoritative voice.
Dogs can get bored during training. Doing the same thing over and over for endless time periods, will assure your dog will not be a good student. Try to vary your routine and put time limits on the amount of time you practice different behaviors. When your dog feels like an experience is new, he will respond quicker.
Start by teaching your puppy his name. Use their name often, and then teach them how to come to you when called. These are the commands your dog should learn before anything else. Spending lots of time will create a strong bond with your puppy, and will lead to unbreakable trust. This helps to build a relationship that will make it easier to train your puppy.
You now have the knowledge you need to train your dog in a happy, healthy and productive way. Keep your patience, and you and your dog will find the work brings many rewards. Make sure to apply all the tips with compassion and common sense, along with consistency, and you’ll do great.