Few things are more irresistible than the melting eyes of a sweet little puppy. If you’re thinking about getting a dog, or already have one, congratulations. Making sure that your dog is trained well is the key to establishing a healthy and love-filled relationship. Your pet will know what is expected, and you will have confidence in them – whether you are at home or not. Read the guide below in order to get helpful tips on how to have a good pet/owner relationship.
Crate training your new puppy is most effective when you take small steps. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Start small, like at 10 seconds per approach, and then gradually increase the times. If the dog becomes upset, then you need to take a step back and slow down the training.
You need to establish regular feeding routines for your dog. Make sure that they know when a meal is coming, so that they can get into a set routine. Before long, your dog will learn to eat more quickly and efficiently.
Do not tie up your dogs too closely. They could tangle the chains in such a way so that one or both of the dogs are stuck or injured. Situations like this can cause dogs of various sizes to cause fatal injuries if not properly monitored. Always err on the side of caution.
When trying to train your dog, avoid accidentally reinforcing negative behaviors. This means you must not reward your dog with attention or treats for doing something you don’t want it to do. If your dog leaps on you when you return home and you wish to discourage this behavior, you must ignore him and go about your business. Even negative attention from you can cause the behavior to continue.
You have to be consistent with your dog’s training. If more than one member of your family is training your dog, be sure all people use the same commands, rewards and discipline. When your dog only needs to understand a single set of directions, it is easier to learn and adopt the desired behaviors.
Hopefully, you have read a tip or two that will help you with your owner/pet relationship. Apply the information that fits your circumstances. No doubt, your heart is or will be tied up in a cute little puppy or faithful dog. Training is the key to success! Train your pet well. Best wishes to you and your furry family member.