Well done! What will the next step be? Training your pet will help him to be a much happier dog. These tips will make it easy to train your dog in just the right way.
When crate training your new puppy, take it in small manageable steps so the animal can become accustomed to the changes easily. When they’ve settled down with the gate open, slowly shut it and pass treats through the gate. Use small increments of time, and build them up as your puppy or dog becomes more relaxed with the process. Freaking out your dog is a sign that you need to slow down.
A dog will obsess about one thing until you divert its attention. Repetition and practice will result in your dog waiting to take cues from you rather than being distracted by other things.
Learning how to show authority is the foundation of all puppy training. You have to show your dog that you are in control or he will not obey or respect you. Avoid allowing your dog to lead you during walks. Instead, walk in front of your dog to show that you are the leader of this pack.
Whenever you’re training your dog, be sure and use the same vocal tone when giving commands. This helps your dog to understand when you are in training mode. It is important that your dog be able to distinguish between a command and a reprimand.
If your dog is a jumper, squeeze his paws when he jumps on you to let him know he cannot do this any longer. Although it may be uncomfortable, it does not hurt them when done lightly. Before long, they will stop their habit of jumping on people due to this association.
Your dog needs to understand that ‘no’ means they need to stop what they are doing right away. It is important to be positive when you are training your dog. Saying the word “no” will not aid in the training of your dog. There is a difference in all dogs and training should be customized.
Avoid letting your dog have accidents when potty training. Be able to tell when your dog has to go out. Pacing, sniffing and whining are common signs. Don’t delay if you see your dog needs to go out. Get his leash as you take him out. Praise him for appropriate toileting. Soon, your dog will signal you when he needs to go outside.
Both dogs and owners are happier once a dog is well-trained. The advice in this article should create a new level of training between you and your dog.