Amazing Tips That Make Training Your Dog Easier

Amazing Tips That Make Training Your Dog Easier

You love your dog and you also care for your possessions. Unfortunately your dog does not value your belongings as you do, and anything that looks chew-able will be chewed on. This article will provide proven tips and tricks that have been known to help eliminate unwanted dog chewing.

Some training techniques advise that you give your dog a treat as a reward for good performance. This is a great method, but be sure you’re not giving your dog a treat every time they perform the task. If you do, they come to expect the treat each time and when you stop with the treats, the obedience stops as well. Instead give the dog a treat randomly so that they don’t begin to expect when they get a treat.

The main reason for crate training is to housebreak your dog. The concept of crate training is that dogs feel secure in this environment and will not soil the area in which they sleep. In this case, the crate, or den, is their sleeping area and they will not soil it, so it’s the best choice for housebreaking your dog.

Make sure your dog is used to being handled, including its mouth and feet. Dogs need their teeth brushed regularly, and once they are used to the routine it is much less of a struggle. It is also easier for the vet to examine them when needed. Toenails should be trimmed every month or so, and the process is less traumatic for dogs accustomed to having their feet handled.

When training your dog, it is important to add play into the training sessions. This will help keep your dog interested. Play with his toy and show him how much fun you are having. This will help a dog with low motivation to stay interested. When you want him to take a toy, don’t shove it at him, make him take it from you.

If your dog barks and growls at strangers in your home, do this: leash your dog, make him sit, wait until his attention is on you, and hand the leash, in full view of the dog, to your guest. Then wait until the dog is calm again, with the guest giving commands as needed. This teaches the dog that your guest ranks above him in “the pack” and he must accept them. When the dog starts to react again, repeat the exercise.

If you are a dog owner, then you may think that it is impossible to train your dog, but this does not have to be true. Dog training is very simple, and can be done by even the most busy owners, once they have taken the time to understand what the dog needs.

In conclusion, you need to stop your dog from chewing on all of your stuff. This will not only prevent your dog from getting injured, but will also save you money and frustration. Follow the tips provided in this article and you should be able to effectively train your dog to stop unnecessary chewing.