People who know dogs know that dog training is essential. From the basic obedience to the advanced training techniques coupled with adequate instruction and socialization, your dog can become better behaved, while feeling happy and safe. You can work with your dog on your own, or get the help of a trainer. Here are some helpful ideas to get you going.
There are few effective ways to approach the matter of crate training your puppy or dog. If your dog doesn’t want to enter the crate, put a chew bone inside the crate, then close to door. They will see the toy inside the crate and will want in the crate to get it. Upon entering the crate, praise your puppy to make sure it knows it did a good job.
As with anything, reinforce the good behaviors from your dog. Make sure that you have treats handy, or just use lots of praise for actions that are good. This will teach your dog to try and get a treat, or your praise and reinforce to them that what they just did was something you want them to keep doing.
With aggressive dogs it is best to begin slowly. Aggressive dogs see themselves as the dominant role in the pack and trying to take that role from them too quickly can result in a negative response from the animal. To avoid bites or difficulty, take small steps in establishing yourself as the pack leader.
Puppy chewing is a natural and necessary behavior, but it can be redirected. A puppy’s chewing is one way that he explores the environment around him. Provide your puppy with clear leadership and a lot of human interaction and stimulation. Also, provide him with fun chew toys. This will help stop him from chewing on the things that he should not be chewing on.
When giving a command to your dog, you should always use the exact same kind of voice and the same volume. Your tone will indicate that you’re serious and to be respected. It also helps them understand the differences between a sharp punishing tone and a sharp non-punishing tone.
Hopefully the tips we have given will ensure that you, as well as others, enjoy your dog and his company. By training your dog properly, you will prevent stress and frustration in both your lives. So whether you train your dog or hire a professional to do the work, life with your pal will be a much more rewarding experience.