Puppy training is a critical part of rearing a canine, and is one of the wisest things that you can do. It will give your dog a special place in the family, and will continue to pay off for years to come. Read this article to find out how you can successfully train your puppy.
There are several techniques to make crate training your dog easier. If they shy away from the crate, try placing a chew bone and shutting its gate when they are not inside. As soon as they smell the tempting treat, they will want to get into the crate to enjoy it. Once they go in the crate, praise them so that they know they did well.
Select an appropriately sized crate to foster solid crate training results. Don’t forget, your puppy will grow. You need a crate that can still fit the puppy once it becomes a dog. Dogs need room to move about and lie down, and they should not be cramped.
You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. First, have the dog lay down. Then hold one treat near his head and near the floor. Pull the treat over the dog until your hand is on the other side. His nose will follow the treat, naturally making him roll over. When he rolls over, you should say “roll over,” and repeat the process until the command is all he needs to do so. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
Your dog does not need to respond to you saying “no”. Use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. The word ‘no’ itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Each dog is unique and has unique requirements. Training should be geared towards their needs and personality.
Even though it’s already been stated, training your dog is really an essential and good investment for everybody involved. Bad behavior on your dog’s part is stressful for you as well as your dog. If your dog knows you’re angry but doesn’t understand what he did wrong, he’ll get upset and be more likely to repeat bad behavior. And his human owners will have to spend money on replacing damaged possessions while worrying about what their dog might destroy next. This just makes both humans and dogs unhappy; soon everyone, including the dog, wonders why the family adopted him in the first place. By following these tips and advice, you will have a happy, lovable dog who makes you proud for years to come.