If you wish to show your dog, good training is of the utmost importance. The piece that follows discusses the various things necessary to train a dog properly for shows.
When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. Allow them to feel comfortable in their crate by closing the door and feeding them treats while praising them. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If the dog becomes upset, then you need to take a step back and slow down the training.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. It can take as many as 50 repetitions of one command before your dog learns it. Keep working patiently on the command- he’ll get it with time.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. He will follow the treat by rolling over. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say “roll over” out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. Do not let a lack of early success frustrate you. This takes repetition to nail down, but once you do, you will have the star dog on the block.
Don’t waste your money on cruel, ineffective gadgets such as shock collars. They could be detrimental to your dog and often cost a ton. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.
As your dog becomes increasingly more responsive to training, you can begin to give him more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience can give dogs a great life. Be cautious on not giving your dog too much freedom right away, because this could have a bad effect when it comes to your dog’s training.
When giving a command to your dog, you should always use the exact same kind of voice and the same volume. Your tone conveys seriousness to the dog and the fact that they must obey you. Your dog needs to understand that there is a difference between the tone you use to discipline your dog from the tone you use to give an order.
If you encounter a dog with whom you are not acquainted, you should do so slowly and with the back of a hand outstretched. Doing so builds up trust with the dog. When he knows who you are, he’ll do what you ask.
In conclusion, it’s important that your dog is trained. The above advice includes many tried and true training strategies. You might have to adapt some of these tips so your training method corresponds to your dog.