Congratulations is in order for your decision to get a new dog. It will soon become an integral part of your family. How do you move forward? If you train your dog the right way he will be much happier. The following tips will tell you the inside scoop on how to get your pup trained properly.
When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. If they are uncomfortable with the door closed then try to feed them snacks to reassure them that they are okay. 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.
Use control to acknowledge positive behavior while training. You and the dog should both remain calm. You might be happy about the progress your dog has made but you need to quell your excitment. Remain calm, expect them to be calm, and then award them when appropriate.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
Have a blast during each training session with your dog. Try and develop a bond with your dog by playing with him, it will only encourage the dog to want to please you more during training. Training can be pretty fun, but make sure you get plenty of non-training play in too.
Consistency is key when training a dog. When others are involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page and use the same commands. Dogs will learn better and faster if they have a set commands that they need to follow.
Pay attention to your tone when you are disciplining your dog. Dogs are very empathic to their trainer’s emotions. A dog will realize that a stern tone means that he is being disciplined.
Trained dogs are the happiest dogs, and they keep their masters happy too. The tips listed here will lead you to puppy training success.