A new puppy brings a lot of excitement and frustration into your life. But, you must train your dog, in order for them, your belongings, and others to be safe. Utilize positive methods when training your dog. Consistency and patience are key elements in dog training. You should find time every day to train your dog in the beginning; you might have to dedicate a half hour until they get it. Your puppy will get bored and not be able to focus after 30 minutes.
If you are keeping your dog in a crate, it’s important that you utilize tips for helping them realize this is their home. Whenever it’s time for them to eat, place their food bowl into the crate and leave the door open when eating. This way that start to like their crate even more.
If your dog is sick or injured, don’t punish it for doing something outside of it’s control. If it vomits in the house, that would normally be considered a bad action, but in the case of sickness they may not be able to control it. Instead take your pet to the vet to see if or what is wrong.
Sometimes it may be necessary to physically establish yourself as the Alpha in the pack. If your animal is being aggressive to another animal or a person, hold them by the scruff of the neck and put them in a prone position on the ground firmly, not violently. This lets your dog know you are in charge and exhibits behavior they would expect from another dog.
Provide your puppy with his own chew toys to alleviate the pain of teething, and try to keep other items out of reach. Immediately replace the object with one of the intended chew toys. A wet frozen washcloth is great for a puppy, who has teething pain, to chew on.
Do not train your dog through fear of physical punishment. Teaching your dog to respect your commands and dominance will create a healthy and stable pet. Dogs learn to respect the pack leader in the wild by being dominated, not attacked. Physical punishment can lead to an irrational and often violent pet.
Socialization skills are an important part of a well-rounded training program for any canine companion. Learning to get along with adults, children and other pets makes for a happy dog that is welcome in his surroundings. Socializing your dog is easy and can be incorporated into your daily activities. An evening dog walk, trip to the park or visit to the pet store can provide a great opportunity to expose your dog to short interactions with neighbors and their pets, while getting much needed exercise and bonding time with you.
By using these tactics you can effectively train your dog. You will see that you will have a nicer and safer pet. When you employ training techniques such as those listed here, you will have an easier time training your dog, especially when you practice patience and stay consistent.