How To Train Your Dog With Confidence

It may seem difficult to train a new dog. It might seem fruitless at times, but it is important work.

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. They can see and smell that bone, and they will want in the crate to have it. Once they go in the crate, praise them so that they know they did well.

Give your puppy something it can chew to help it lessen teething pains, like a toy or a piece of rope. Keep any items you treasure out of reach of your puppy while it is teething. Put the chew toy in front of it immediately so it learns that this toy is what it should be chewing. If the puppy is suffering any pain from teething, freeze a wet washcloth for him or her to chew on.

The first thing your dog must learn is who the boss is. The dog will have little respect for you and it won’t obey if you do not show that you are the one in charge. When walking with your dog, always walk first, never let your dog lead, as this is the leadership position.

Training Sessions

Limit the time of your training sessions with your dog so he doesn’t lose focus. Dog attention spans only go so far, so make sure not to go on too long. Try to limit initial training sessions to 10 minutes or less.

Training should be completed in small spurts. Because dogs do not have a long attention span, short lessons will keep them from getting bored. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.

Understand that getting your dog to respond during the times that you tell him or her ‘no’ is not helpful. While training your pet, you need to give them a lot of positive praise and strokes. Dog’s often don’t get the meaning of words like “no.” Because no two dogs are the same, the training you use should work with their needs.

As soon as you get your puppy, the first thing to teach him/her is their name; this will help build a bond between animal and human. Repeat the name as much as possible, and reward your puppy when he responds. These are the initial words your puppy must learn. Try to spend a good amount of time with your new dog. This way he or she will be more open to some advanced training.

Since you have learned these new facts, you will now able to enjoy having a calmer more obedient dog that will surely provide better benefits that you and your whole family can enjoy. Apply any of these ideas that you can in the near future and witness the results.