Lots of people enjoy owning a dog. Dogs can bring lots of happiness and love into our lives. But getting a brand new puppy is a great deal of work. This new puppy has to be trained! The following advice will teach you how to train your dog and be consistent for ultimate success.
Stay in control as you reward your dog’s good behavior. Whenever your dog does something right, it’s important that they remain calm. You might be thrilled with that accomplishment, when you are excited, they becomes excited and that cuts down the control in the situation. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.
Give your puppy his own toys that he can chew to remove pain due to teething, and keep him away from chewing other items. Immediately replace it with one of his designated chew toys. Teething can cause puppies significant pain. Give them relief by letting them chew on a washcloth that is wet and frozen.
It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
You should not tie up multiple dogs where they can reach each other, no matter how friendly they are. The leashes or chains can become intertwined, causing harm to one or more of the dogs. Situations like this can cause dogs of various sizes to cause fatal injuries if not properly monitored. Always err on the side of caution.
Use the right size crate for effective crate training. Don’t forget that puppies get bigger. Pick a crate that will be of suitable size for the adult when the puppy matures. There should be enough space to move around without feeling cramped.
Be careful not to reinforce negative behaviors. You should avoid using strips of food or attention to train when you are trying to discourage behaviors. For instance, don’t pat your dog on the head if it’s jumping up on you.
Early on, always have a tasty treat on hand to immediately reward your dog for responding to a command. The reward is a great way to teach your dog that he has performed a task that you wanted him to do. Rewarding good behavior and not bad behavior will help your dog to learn the difference between the two.
Now you are armed with the knowledge of how to train your puppy. Exercise patients with your dog whenever you train them. It may take time for you to master these tips and train your dog well, but time will tell, and you will soon be successful.