Training your dog is an absolute necessity, there is no doubt about that; but how can you do it and enjoy it? Please read on for some very valuable information and advice on how to make dog training easier and a more successful endeavor for you! Soon you will have a smarter and better behaving dog and the two of you will be much happier for it!
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. Place a treat inside the crate and shut its gate in front of your dog. They will see the toy inside the crate and will want in the crate to get it. Upon entering the crate, praise your puppy to make sure it knows it did a good job.
Use your pets name whenever you want to get his attention. Try to do this at least ten times a day, and never call your pet to you by name to punish him. This will help you to gain better control over your pet and establish a strong relationship.
Never reward negative behavior. Many dog owners have difficulty training their pet. When a long training session has ended and there has been no progress, they might find themselves tempted to reward their dog anyway. Even if you love your dog dearly, never reward their bad or undesirable behavior.
Get your dog into a feeding routine. Feed your dog at the same time everyday and giving your dog fifteen minutes to eat will help your dog remember when it is time to eat. Doing so will encourage your pooch to eat efficiently.
Show your dog that you love them and are proud of them. It’s easy in dog training to focus on the negative and try to show your dog that what they are doing is wrong. Make sure that you also work to accentuate the positive and praise them when they are doing well.
Never leave a tied dog unattended for long lengths of time. Even the best trained dog can become excited and active enough that they snarl up their chain or rope around and around itself or another object. If you don’t catch this in time your dog could actually twist his collar tight enough that he suffocates.
Training a dog to go outside to pee means remembering that they’ll have to go after ingesting food or water. You can promote consistency and regularity by feeding your pet on a firm schedule two or three times daily with only the highest quality of food. That way, you’ll know when you need to take your doggie out to “go”.
After reading this article you should be a little more prepared to tackle the task of training your dog. Take the tips and tricks you have learned from this article and apply them to a basic routine that is the same every time you work with your dog. Although it may not be the easiest task in the world, training your dog is of great benefit to him, everyone he comes in contact with and more importantly it will really enable you to enjoy life more too!