A dog is like a remote that must be properly programmed to work well with a television. The potential is there, but without intervention, it is useless. Dogs already possess the means to be taught, but it is up to us to teach them.
If you are keeping your dog in a crate, it’s important that you utilize tips for helping them realize this is their home. At meal times, try to place their food in the crate by leaving the door wide open while they’re eating. They’ll build a positive view of the crate this way.
Small steps, gentle ways and patience are all a part of getting your puppy used to their crate. When they are comfy with the open door, try closing it and feeding them treats via the wires. Leave them in for short periods of time, as little as 10 seconds. Work up from there. If the puppy becomes upset, you may be progressing too quickly.
Try to see things from your dog’s eyes. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. Do not give up! Switch things up by thinking like a dog. Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
To ensure success, you must ensure that the crate you are using is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. Keep in mind that your puppy will eventually grow into a bigger dog. Choose a crate that your puppy can grow in, but won’t grow out of. The dog should have plenty of room to turn around and lie down without being crowded.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. Begin by getting the dog to lay down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He should follow the treat with his nose, causing him to roll his whole body over. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Be patient while he masters this trick. He will be a star once he does!
Whenever a dog owner learns the proper methods of getting their dogs to showcase their natural abilities, the next step is simply utilizing these methods. The dog enjoys pleasing its owner in the same way the owner enjoys seeing the dog respond to the training they’re administering.