All dogs have the same mindset, no matter what kind or size. If you learn how to train one breed of dog, you will have no problem transferring those skills to a different breed. This article contains some universal canine training techniques that clue humans in on canine thought.
If you in the crate training phase of your training program, you can use a few techniques to speed it up. If they don’t want to go in the crate, try luring them in with a treat or chew bone. Once they know the treat is in the crate, you will have to hold them back to stop them from getting the bone because they’ll be so eager. When he does, praise him for it so he knows it was a good thing to do.
It takes small steps to crate train your puppy; they must become accustomed to it. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Start off small, like 10 seconds at a time, and slowly move up the times. If the puppy becomes upset, you may be progressing too quickly.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Use a tone which is obviously one of consternation.
Think of a word you can use as a command during training. Using an affirmative word can help your dog understand they did their part and it is time for a treat.
As you progress with your dog’s training, you should begin to give it more and more freedom. Maintaining a proper balance between obeying your commands and having some freedom will lead to a happier dog. Just be cautious not to give too much freedom at once, as this may have a counter effect on your canine training.
One of the first commands you need to teach your dog is how to step away from things you do not want him to touch. It ensures they don’t eat food they shouldn’t, chew on items not intended to be chewed on or even pick up dangerous or poisonous items in their mouth.
If your dog leaps on you, hold his paws and squeeze them a little so he will know this is not acceptable. It is uncomfortable but a non-painful experience for the dog. After some time, they won’t jump on anyone because they’ll associate it with being made to feel uncomfortable.
This understanding of how dogs think and process information is vital to training them. Training programs that make use of such insight, along with thorough preparation, tend to be highly successful. With the right information, one can now be a more effective trainer for their dog.