Many people wish to have a well-trained dog but don’t really understand what’s involved. Proper training your dog can seem quite difficult. The key to training dogs is that you have to expand your knowledge on methods and ways you can train your dogs to know how to properly train them. The following article will help you develop successful strategies.
When crate training your new puppy, take it in small manageable steps so the animal can become accustomed to the changes easily. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can then try to shut the door to the crate. When they allow the door to shut you can give them a treat through the wiring. Keep the gate closed for short periods of time, and work your way up to longer times. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.
Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Simply say no and direct them to what you want them to do instead. The tone of your voice should let them know you are serious about the command you are making.
When you are going to be training your dog, it is important that you limit the length of the training sessions. Start with a quick session initially, adding time with successive training periods. You can figure out when your dog isn’t paying attention during training.
In an effort to alleviate your puppy’s teething pain, give him plenty of chew toys. You also need to try to have other items he might chew on out of his reach. Instead of allowing it to continue chewing on your important furniture or toys, provide a well-loved chew toy. A frozen washcloth is a great way to help your pup ease his teething pain.
You will have to repeat commands several times before your dog learns it. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Use the command over and over again until the dog gets the hint.
Whenever you want your dog to complete a task, you must reward it. It is important for the dog to realize when he exhibits the proper behavior in response to your commands. This will teach your dog what behavior is correct and expected.
It is very important to train your dog early enough to head off the development of bad behavior. It is much more difficult to break a dog’s bad habits, than to teach it correct behavior in the beginning. To avoid begging at the table, avoid giving the dog food off the table to begin with.
Everything you teach your dog shapes and molds their personality and behavior. This is something you need to know since you might undo desired behaviors with horse-playing or teasing them. You want to really mold your pet by working towards a desired behavior.
During your training sessions, you should always reward your dog immediately after he performs the desired behavior. Slowly, as they get older, begin reducing the amount of treats you give them until they are only given on special occasions.
Make sure your dog has gotten its shots. Training problems can sometimes be related to health problems. Dogs are great at hiding discomfort and pain. It’s the small behavioral changes which may alert you to the problem. If your dog seems angry or mean, it might mean they are experiencing some pain.
Dogs possess brains that require stimulation. Dog puzzle toys can stimulate its brain. These challenging and engaging puzzles and toys are available to suit the needs of every breed and size.
What you’ve learned today should help you train your dog more effectively. Of course this is only a small sampling of the invaluable training resources you’ll find at your disposal. If these ideas don’t help you, there are many others to choose from.