Training a new dog is a daunting task. Yet it is well worth it, especially since a trained dog is generally considered safer, more loyal and far more enjoyable to be around. It is important that you establish positive training methods with your dog. It is difficult to succeed in training when you lack patience and are inconsistent in your efforts. Schedule half an hour each day to train your dog and no more. Longer sessions than that result in boredom for the dog.
There are different tricks you can try when you are crate training your dog. If they are hesitant about the crate, you can put a nice chew bone inside and shut the gate while they are not in it. Your dog will want the bone and will be unable to resist entering the crate. Once in the crate, let them know they did a good job by praising them.
Give your puppy time to be okay with a crate by taking the training one small step at a time. Once he is comfortable walking in and out of the crate, try quietly closing the door and offering him a biscuit through the wires. Gradually increase the amount of time your dog spends in the crate, starting with just a few seconds. If the dog becomes upset, then you need to take a step back and slow down the training.
Whenever you’re rewarding your dog for good behavior, make sure you stay calm and in control. When the dog correctly follows your commands, you can certainly give a reward. You may feel great about it, but you don’t want to make the pup feel over-excited. Stay calm, have them be calm, and reward them for appropriate behavior.
When you buy a crate, ensure it is the correct size. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Be sure to select a crate that allows your dog to have ample room as it grows. Your dog should be able to make itself comfortable in a crate big enough for it to toss and turn.
Using the above advice will reduce the frustration you feel when training your dog. You will see that you will have a nicer and safer pet. When following the training techniques mentioned here, your training will go smoother as long as you are patient and consistent.