Most of the time, even a misbehaving dog can be effectively trained. A well trained dog can become a happy, healthy, and well adjusted member of the family. It isn’t that hard to have this kind of dog.
If you are keeping your dog in a crate, it’s important that you utilize tips for helping them realize this is their home. Leave the crate door open and place food inside of it when it’s time to eat. This way that start to like their crate even more.
It is dangerous to put more than one dog together in a close space. If chains get intertwined, the dogs can get hurt. Particularly in the case of a large dog and a small dog, the animals may get so tangled that the smaller dog has his airway cut off and dies.
Having a regular feeding schedule makes house training much easier by putting their elimination needs on a schedule as well. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.
Dogs need an hour or more of exercise each day, aside from their potty breaks. You need to ensure your dog is exercising, you will get more out of training them. A dog that’s well exercised is a responsive and content dog.
Do not drag out your training sessions for too long. Dogs don’t have long attention spans so keeping training short and concise keeps it from becoming something that they dread. If you want to train more you should always give yourself and dog a break.
Toilet training is as much your responsibility as theirs. Learn your dog’s signals, so you can anticipate the need to go out. Common behaviors include snuffling, whining, and pacing around. Don’t put it off when your dog is doing these things. Grab his leash and bring him to the spot where he uses the bathroom. Be sure to give him praise for proper toileting. Over time, he will be able to signal to you his need to relieve himself.
As has been proven in this piece, having a dog that is well-behaved, healthy and happy is not an impossibility. It’s important to pay attention to your dog and their needs. Follow the steps written here and your dog can become a big part in your family.