To form the right relationship with your dog, that engenders obedience, quality training is the key. During the training process, you and your dog will experience highs and lows. The more you know about your pet and his behavior, the more confident you will feel in your efforts. Read this article for some important advice on successful dog training.
If you are trying to crate train your dog or puppy you must understand that you can not expect them to be able to hold their bladders for extremely long periods. You must provide times for them to go to the bathroom. They don’t want to go in their special place. So it is up to you to take care of them. If they have a accident don’t get mad at them, it wasn’t their fault it was yours.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. During playtime allow your dog to be feisty, but teach him to remain calm when someone enters a room. Avoid acknowledging the dog upon your entry, and you can foster the sort of controlled environment necessary to good behavior.
Just as reinforcement of good behavior when training a dog should be immediate, so too should punishment for bad behavior be immediate. Saying “no” in a harsh voice tells the dog he has acted inappropriately but he only connects the message with the targeted behavior if that message is delivered immediately after that act.
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.
When interacting with other dogs, expect a calm, sedate attitude from your pet before letting them go loose. By establishing a calm demeanor in your pet, you will cause a ripple effect through the other animals as well as teaching your dog that you control the environment. This will make it easier to withdraw your dog when it is time to go as well.
If your dog barks and growls at strangers in your home, do this: leash your dog, make him sit, wait until his attention is on you, and hand the leash, in full view of the dog, to your guest. Then wait until the dog is calm again, with the guest giving commands as needed. This teaches the dog that your guest ranks above him in “the pack” and he must accept them. When the dog starts to react again, repeat the exercise.
Dog’s deserve more freedom as their training progresses. Your dog will flourish with a good balance between control and respect. Just be careful that you do not allow too much freedom, too quickly, as this can quickly derail your hard work and training.
You have to make sure that your dog listens to what you say. The piece above offered terrific insight as you begin to train your dog. Take your time and your dog will learn the appropriate behaviors. Repetition is really the key to successfully training your dog, you can not expect them to learn everything in one day.