Adopting a dog is often done on a whim. Dogs need a lot of attention, care, and commitment from their owners. You have to train them well so they don’t cause any trouble. If you’ve adopted a dog and it needs training, you could use the tips written in this guide for that purpose.
Crates should feel like a safe place to puppies. So, you should never use them as a way to discipline your dog. Dogs may need to be familiarized with the crate to feel comfortable and secure in it. There are many tricks that you can try to make it easier for both of you. Many dogs are intimidated by the crate. To cure this, place something they enjoy in it and shut the door. The puppy will want to enter the kennel to retrieve the treat. After he goes in the crate, reward him with praise and a treat.
If you have a focal point for your dog to pay attention to, he will ignore all other distractions he would normally be tempted to watch. With enough repetition, your dog will focus on other things less and less, opting to wait for signals from you.
It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Try using the command more often and be very patient if you want your dog to learn.
Don’t waste your money on expensive training products, such as shock collars. In many cases, they do not live up to the advertising expectations created, and are just more money than more effective and traditional training tools. Additionally, the use of devices such as shock collars can break your dog’s spirit and ruin him as an enjoyable family pet. Usually if you do this your dog will respond in the wrong way.
Prior to training your puppy, make a bond with your dog by teaching him what his name is. Use his name as often as possible, and help him learn to come when you call him by it. These are the first few commands your new puppy needs to learn. It’s important that the time spent with your puppy is quality time. Spend your time playing with your puppy. This way he will get to know you quicker and will begin to trust you faster. The puppy will be more open to more training down the line.
Even if you’ve had an untrained dog for some time now, you still may use the following information to make sure your dog is trained properly. It is smart to take quick action, though, so that the dog does not harm others due to a lack of training.