Many people get a new puppy or dog on a whim. If you have one already or are thinking about getting one, congratulations! A well trained dog is crucial for having a successful relationship. Once your pet knows what you expect from them, you will be able to leave them home alone without worrying. Read on for great tips on developing a good working relationship with your dog.
There are many ways to make crate training more comfortable and successful for your new puppy or dog. If your dog does not want to go into the crate but one of his favorite toys inside and close the door. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. After they have entered the crate, be sure to give them praise so they understand that they have done a good thing.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Just say no, then show it what to do instead. It is also important to have good volume to your commands so that your dog understands that you are serious.
Spend just the right amount of time training your dog, and do not wear it out. Begin by implementing brief training sessions, then make each session progressively longer. Know when your dog does not pay attention when you are training it.
Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. Dogs can become bored very easily. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Before every training session, prepare your dog by taking them for a walk.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. Start by commanding the animal to lie down. Then, hold the treat over your dog’s head and swipe it above and around his head, causing him to roll over. This will cause your dog to use their nose to follow the treat. As a result, your dog will roll over. Upon seeing him roll over, issue the command. You can then repeat the command to the point where he rolls over without the added incentive of a treat. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
Whenever the dog jumps upon you, grab its paws and give them a soft squeeze so they know it is not okay to jump on humans. This does not hurt the dog if you do it lightly, but it is an uncomfortable feeling for them. It won’t take long for your dog to associate the unpleasant sensation with the act of jumping up, and he will quickly stop doing so.
Hopefully, you found a few tips that will go a long way towards improving your dog-owner relationship. Use the tips that suit your situation best. There is not a single doubt that your new pup or faithful dog has captured your heart. Training is necessary for a good dog. A well trained pet is a happy pet. Congratulations on your new furry friend.