Many dogs are abandoned because owners get frustrated with them. This is very sad. If your dog is trained properly, he is like part of the family. As long as you are willing to put the time in, training your dog can be an easy and fun process.
Question how your dog views things. Dog training can get extremely frustrating at times, especially when your dog isn’t learning commands that you think are very simple. Don’t do yourself and your pet an injustice by simply giving up. Thinking like a dog can make it easier for you to do what is needed to train him. Your training will improve if you view things the way they do.
Teething can be painful which is why your puppy chews on things, so always give him a choice of chew toys to keep him from getting into trouble. Offer your puppy a variety of acceptable items to chew on. If your puppy needs to chew because he is teething, try a frozen washcloth.
You have to be consistent with the crate training of your new puppy. When you allow the puppy to come out of the crate, you have to immediately and without fail give him the chance to relieve his bladder. As you continue this training, your pet will begin to wait until he gets to the appropriate location to relieve himself.
When tying up your dog, make sure it is not close to another chained dog. One dog’s chain might become entangled with the other, which could lead to serious injuries. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
Your dog must realize that you are the leader of the pack. You must establish your dominance first and foremost, or your dog is unlikely to obey. Your dog should not walk ahead of you, because that indicates a position of leadership.
The best way to train a dog is by using positive reinforcement. Reward your pet using petting, small treats and positive vocal cues. Don’t yell and/or hit your dog. This teaches your dog nothing and will just show him that you do not know how to train him. Stick to the plan and maintain a positive attitude for great results.
You must be firm with your dog in order to train it effectively. That said, love should prevail and yelling should never occur. This will help you build a great relationship with your pup.
Consistently train your dog. If there are several family members involved in training a dog, ensure each person uses the same techniques and commands. The dog is sure to have a simpler time learning, as long as he is asked to obey just one group of commands and is given consistent responses.
It is not outside the realms of possibilities to be the proud owner of a well-adjusted and perfectly trained dog. You cannot achieve this, however, unless you can provide your dog with the affection and discipline he requires. By following these steps you can make your dog a part of the family.