You love your dog and you also care for your possessions. Dogs will not value your things and they will chew on things that look chewable. The following paragraphs are full of dog training advice you can use to teach your dog many things, including cutting back on uninvited chewing.
Until your dog is well trained, training should be constant. If you are unsure that your dog will follow any command that you give, training is not done. Every interaction with your dog should be approached from a dominant, training standpoint. You should consistently teach your dog that you are in control, much like a true pack leader does.
It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.
Focus on making the training sessions with your dog fun. All animals behave better when they enjoy being good. Use whatever your dog likes, including toys, attention and privileges, to help make training a game rather than a chore. You will probably be surprised at the type of results you get from your animal.
When crating your dog it is best to always remove their collar. Even the best designed dog crates offer the possibility of a collar becoming snagged. The result could be catastrophic. By removing your dog’s collar before you crate them you are acting to protect them from being strangled to death.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. First, make your dog lay down. Afterward, bring the treat above the dogs head and follow over to their other side. Your dog is probably going to follow the treat in your hand with his nose, which means he will rollover his whole body. Say “roll over” as he performs the action so that he’ll learn the command. Be patient if they don’t get it right away; they’ll get it soon enough!
One of the first things most people teach their dogs is the sit command. This is very basic but is handy for your dog to know, especially when you want to get his attention. One way to teach your dog to sit is to take a piece of dog treat and hold it about six inches from his nose. Slowly raise the treat straight up and say “Fido, sit”. You may have to use your hand to help him into the position until he realizes what you want.
Call for your dog the same way every time. Begin commands by using his name. This gets his attention, then you can follow through with the command. Usually, dogs quickly respond when you can their name and are aware you want to grab their attention.
To conclude, it’s vital that you train your dog right. This saves money, frustration, and perhaps even your dog’s life. Use the advice in this piece and you will have what it takes to curtail excessive chewing.