Many people enjoy having pets, and dogs are especially popular. Just like children, puppies are hard to keep from causing trouble and being mischievous. Read the following information to learn more about training your loyal pal.
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. If they don’t want to go in the crate, try luring them in with a treat or chew bone. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. After he goes in the crate, reward him with praise and a treat.
Training your dog is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your pet. Teach your dog one command at a time. Tell your dog to sit, and when they do, give them a treat. Once they have mastered one command, you can move on to the next. Training your dog will provide a more peaceful relationship between you and your pet. Your dog will know that you are in command, and listen to what you want them to do.
Although a well trained dog can be taught to put up with just about anything, there will be times and situations where they are truly uncomfortable with a person, another animal, or a place. Don’t force your dog to suffer through more of this discomfort than is absolutely necessary. There is a reason that they are uncomfortable and you need to determine that reason.
Give your puppy something to chew on. Having specific items for this purpose will help to train them not to chew on everything. This will reinforce good behavior.
Housebreaking a dog takes time. The key is to be consistent when teaching him where it’s not acceptable for him to relieve himself and consistent in the message that you send as to where you expect him to go. This may be on a pad inside the house, on a lead when you take him outside or running free in a fenced yard.
When your puppy is 7 to 12 weeks old this is known as the “fear-imprint period’. If your puppy experiences trauma at this time, he may have the fear associated with this trauma for the rest of his life. Because of this, your puppy’s early weeks should include human contact, and contact with other animals. It should also be a positive experience for him, with little punishing, if any at all.
Pay attention to the length of your dog training sessions. If you spend too much time doing one training exercise, your dog will become bored. Aim for less than 10 minutes per session.
You should be able to have a clean home and a loving dog. Overactive or disruptive canines can challenge your attempts to keep your home neat and clean. Giving your dog proper training, however, can remedy this difficulty. Apply this advice to create a more peaceable existence with your precious dog.