Some dog owners become so frustrated trying to train their dogs that they end up putting them into shelters because they just can’t deal with them anymore. However, you can prevent this from occurring. When a dog is trained properly, the can be a beloved family member. Transforming a dog into this type of companion can actually be easy, as long as you spend the effort and time necessary.
Make the dog know that the crate is it’s home when you are doing crate training. When meal time comes, place the food bowl in the crate and keep the door open while the dog eats. They’ll build a positive view of the crate this way.
Small steps, gentle ways and patience are all a part of getting your puppy used to their crate. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Gradually increase the amount of time your dog spends in the crate, starting with just a few seconds. If the puppy becomes upset, you may be progressing too quickly.
When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Simply say no and direct them to what you want them to do instead. In addition, use an appropriate voice volume when you give commands, so that it grabs the dog’s attention and lets it know that you are serious.
Timing is important when puppy training, so you should spend sufficient time training him but should not overdo it. Start out with a small training session and up the time every day. Try to determine when your dog stops paying attention to you during your sessions.
Make sure your dog is eating a healthy diet. A poor diet can negatively affect them in various ways. If your dog isn’t getting what it needs to stay healthy, it could really struggle to find the energy for training or may act out in other ways. Something as easy as proper nutrition can make a dog more obedient.
As you can now see, it’s not impossible to teach your dog how to behave. It is imperative that you give your pet a lot of your time and attention. Apply the tips you’ve just read so your dog remains well-behaved at all times.