All dogs share a similar way of thinking. Understanding this mindset will allow one to train any dog that they choose. This article should help anyone get into the right mindset if they are not already there.
Make it clear to your dog that their crate is their home. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. The dog will recognize the crate as having delicious food.
It takes a while for a dog to get comfortable in a crate. Don’t take it too fast; introduce the dog at his own pace. Once your puppy feels comfortable in the open crate, close the door and offer the dog a treat. Start small, like at 10 seconds per approach, and then gradually increase the times. If the dog shows signs of distress, you may be progressing too quickly.
Make sure you remain controlled when rewarding your dog. If the dog follows commands correctly, you should reward the animal only if it is calm. Don’t let your own excitement get your dog excited or they will lose focus. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Keep trying the same commands until your dog remembers it for good.
Think of a word you can use as a command during training. Even a simple monosyllabic spoken ‘yes’ can help the dog to connect the desired behavior with the imminent reward.
Try to find the triggers of your dogs barking to reduce this action. It could be a particular sound or it could be the experience of being in front of other animals or people. Your dog will eventually come to realize that barking is unnecessary in reaction to these triggers.
When you are trying to house train a puppy, it is not going to learn overnight, so be prepared. To help your training stay on track, clean up any messes right away. Urine and feces scents can attack to the fibers of your carpet, which will lead to your dog repeatedly using the bathroom in that spot. There are a number of products that will get rid if the smell. Look for them at your favorite pet store.
To teach a young dog to behave while walking on a leash, start by initiating some good-natured playing. As you play, you can then place the collar on his neck. Having the dog comfortable in wearing its collar is crucial and it will be able to give the dog its identification in case it takes it off.
The most important step of dog training is understanding how they think. It can also make training your dog more effective. If one learns about their dog then one will be able to train him better.