Properly training your four-legged friend can help make life easier and more pleasant for both of you. Try out a few of the following suggestions. They may help you better the relationship between you and your dog.

When you are using a dog crate in your training, you need to help your dog get used to it as his home. When meal time comes, place the food bowl in the crate and keep the door open while the dog eats. This will help them associate good food to the crate.

Keep your dog active. Dogs are easily bored. When dogs feel bored, they are much more stubborn when it comes to training. Keeping your dog exercised and happy will help them pay attention more due to releasing all excess energy that often distracts them from your commands. Go for a long walk with your dog.

Regulate your dog’s feeding time if you want to regulate his “potty” times too. Make sure that you feed your dog at least three times per day with good food. That way, you will know when the dog likely needs to go out and can prevent accidents.

Be consistent with your canine training to make sure your animal stays obedient to the rules it has been learning. Many owners believe that once training is over, the dog will be set for life. However, pets and humans share similar habit systems. Dogs, much like kids, do best when they have limits and rules.

Choose one phrase to use every time you want your dog to do his business. Whenever the dog is taken out, use the term you have chosen to refer to the process of relieving him or herself, and the pet will make a mental link between going outside and doing just that.

It’s to be expected that your new puppy will likely have an accident now and then. It’s important to immediately clean up the accident to make your training more effective. If the mess stays on the area for too long, it can leave a scent behind that your animal may return to in the future to do his business. There are a number of products that will get rid if the smell. Look for them at your favorite pet store.

Successful training your dog for walks means being aware of any dogs or other animals you will encounter while walking. Some dogs may be aggressive regardless of how responsible the owner is. If you see a dog that seems to be that way you should always steer clear, especially if you have your pet.

A good training tip is to be aware of the special grooming needs of your dog’s breed. Different dogs require different levels of grooming, with some needing little and some needing a lot. Grooming your dog is generally a pleasant experience for the dog, resulting in a happier, cleaner dog and the extra attention will put you in the position of noticing any health problems your dog may develop.

It doesn’t matter what your dog’s age is. The information here can still make a difference. Stay patient and consistent. A successful obedience training program will yield a much happier life with your pet.