Dogs all need to be trained, whatever the reasons. This article has some helpful advice on how to train your dog.
If you are attempting to crate train your dog, remember that it is a multi-step process. Once your puppy feels comfortable in the open crate, close the door and offer the dog a treat. Begin by leaving the dog in the crate for about ten seconds, then increase that time by small increments. If they become upset, you are moving too fast.
Always maintain a calm environment as you enter any room your dog occupies. It’s great to play freely with your dog, but when you enter a room, you should not be bombarded. If you do not recognize them right away, they will be more calm.
Make sure to give your puppy plenty of toys that are okay to chew, so that he isn’t tempted to chew other things that aren’t okay to chew. Put the chew toy in front of it immediately so it learns that this toy is what it should be chewing. If painful teething is the problem, let the puppy chew on a wet washcloth that has been frozen.
Never reinforce your dog’s bad behaviors. Essentially, you must not give your dog something positive, like attention or a treat, when it behaves in a way you want to classify as negative. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.
When you are training a pet you need to speak to them in a even and stern tone. Your voice tone lets your dog know that you are serious and that you expect their obedience. This also assists the dog in understanding what the difference is between a tone for a command and the tone for discipline.
When your pet jumps on you, squeeze its paws lightly. This will make it know jumping is not something that you want it to do. If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable. Soon your dog will believe that this will happen every time he jumps up and will stop jumping up.
Accidents must be avoided during potty training. Learn to read your dog and anticipate his needs. Common ones include whining, pacing and even consistent staring. When you notice this, do not delay. Get out the leash and head for their designated potty area. Give him praise for his behavior. In time, the dog will ask when he wants to go outside.
An untrained dog can cause chaos in your home. The information in this article makes it possible for you to turn that nasty, destructive dog into a model house pet.