Congrats! You will find this is a very rewarding experience, but knowing what to do next can be stressful. Proper training will make the time spent with your pet much more enjoyable. Read these tips to find out how you can train your dog efficiently.
Crates should feel like a safe place to puppies. So, you should never use them as a way to discipline your dog. Dogs may need to be familiarized with the crate to feel comfortable and secure in it. There are many tricks that you can try to make it easier for both of you. If your dog doesn’t want to enter the crate, put a chew bone inside the crate, then close to door. Your dog will want to get into the crate in order to eat the treat. Once in the crate, let them know they did a good job by praising them.
If you are going to be training a pet, you should think about a word or noise that will tell your pet they did a good thing. If you do not have a treat you can reward your dog with, pet it and talk to it in a soft voice until you find a treat.
Early on, always have a tasty treat on hand to immediately reward your dog for responding to a command. You want to make sure that your dog understands that he has accomplished a good thing. This can establish right from wrong quickly and efficiently.
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. Then you will be aware when your dog needs to go outside to use the bathroom. A regular schedule will also give your dog a chance to learn how to exercise self-control, as he will know that a trip outside is eminent.
When training your pet, see to it that you get its attention all the time. Try to use the dog’s name in the start of the command. Once you call his name and have his attention, begin getting him to do what you would like. Dogs will hear there name and pay attention.
A properly trained dog is proud and content and his owner is usually quite pleased as well. This article has hopefully laid a foundation for success as you start training your pet.