Some dogs are born obedient, whereas others may require additional training and discipline. If your pet belongs to the second category, you’re in the right place. The following tips will help you to train your dog to be well mannered.
You should develop a feeding routine with your dog. You can set a firm schedule by teaching the dog to anticipate that the food will be removed within 10 to 15 minutes of the start of mealtime. Your dog will eat their food in the time that you have alloted.
Consistency is the key to puppy crate training. When you allow the puppy to come out of the crate, you have to immediately and without fail give him the chance to relieve his bladder. This will teach your dog that he can wait until he gets out of the crate to relieve himself.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. Be persistent and do not give up; it might take a while but will be worth it once they learn it.
As your dog progresses in training, you can provide more freedom. By having obedience along with freedom, your dog will have a happy life. Don’t give too much at any one time, of course, or it could take your training back a step.
It is important that you are firm with your dog for effective training. However, this doesn’t mean you should always yell at your dog, rather try and find a middle-ground that you can work with. This will help develop a strong bond during your training session.
Teach your dog not to bark with a simple command. If your dog barks, repeat the order, offer a treat when they stop barking and pet them to show you are satisfied. Then, you can give your pet the treat. If this is done with sufficient frequency, the dog is sure to associate treats with the command to be silent.
If you are suffering with an unruly dog, relax. Patience and information are all that are required to train that dog. The advice you’ve read here should get you off on the right foot.