It has been widely accepted that a well trained dog leads to a better relationship between owner and pet. This means you have to work hard to train the to be obedient. Keep reading to build a better pet-owner relationship.
Gradual increments are easiest on your dog when going through crate training. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can then try to shut the door to the crate. When they allow the door to shut you can give them a treat through the wiring. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If your puppy gets upset, then you may need to slow down and have more patience with them.
Timing is important when you’re training your dog. You desire to spend time in training them, but you also do not want to go overboard. Begin with a training session that lasts a few minutes, and do it for a bit longer every day. When the animal appears to lose interest, you will know which duration produces the best results per session.
When training dogs, use a similar tone and volume when you give commands. Using a even, official tone will let your dog know you are serious. You should also work on developing different tones to use in different situations. For example, you can have a sharp one for disciplinary purposes, and a firm, but not-as-sharp one for simple commands.
When you buy a crate, ensure it is the correct size. As your dog gets older, he will probably grow larger. Choose a crate which will be the right size for the dog when he grows up. The dog should have plenty of room to turn around and lie down without being crowded.
Refrain from using extreme devices for training your dog, such as a shock collar. These devices are expensive and do not always work as well as you would expect them to. They aren’t engaging in positive reinforcement either. The negative training causes negative outcomes.
When you get your puppy, be sure to create a bond to him by helping him learn his name. You will want to use his name quite frequently, so he learns it and will come to you when you use it. His name should be the first word he learns. It’s important that the time spent with your puppy is quality time. Spend your time playing with your puppy. This way he will get to know you quicker and will begin to trust you faster. This way, you will find future training to be infinitely easier.
Take the tips you have just learned and get busy training your dog. Be patient with your animal and make sure, above all, that you show your dog when he is doing the right thing. It will take a lot of work, but eventually all of your hard work will pay off.