A lot of people are trying to maintain a clean home these days, and a big part of maintaining a clean home is to keep your dog properly trained. Many people are ignorant when it comes to canine training. However, it doesn’t take much to learn the basics of how to train a dog. Tips like the ones in this article should help you do that.
If you are working on crate training your indoor puppy or dog, you can always try a few tricks. To get a hesitant dog enthusiastic about getting in a crate, put a tempting treat like a fresh chew toy inside and close it up while your dog is outside. They will see and smell the bone and will want you to let them in there to get it. Open the door, and praise them when they go inside.
Give your puppy time to be okay with a crate by taking the training one small step at a time. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Leave them in for short periods of time, as little as 10 seconds. Work up from there. If the puppy becomes upset, you may be progressing too quickly.
When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Never ramble on about the dog’s failures. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.
Use firm control to elicit desirable behaviors from your pet. If your dog follows a training command properly, then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. Although you may feel very pleased, control your response to avoid having your training situation become uncontrolled. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.
Because of all the dog-training knowledge you’ve gained, you should understand how to properly train your dog and maintain a clean home. Being consistent with your training can help you to raise a well behaved and happy dog.