Train Your Dog To Be The Dog You Want

Train Your Dog To Be The Dog You Want

A new puppy brings delight into your family. His rambunctious antics and affectionate responses have everyone giggling with happiness. Surely, his loyalty and affection will be a part of your family for many years to come. But this depends on the training which you are just now beginning. Here are some tips to help you complete this training successfully.

Appropriately crate training your dog can prevent separation anxiety. Start by allowing the dog to move freely in and out of the kennel. “Bait” the kennel with special treats or toys. When the dog is familiar with the kennel, try closing the crate. Allow the dog longer periods of time in the crate with the door closed. As the dog begins to associate the crate with pleasant experiences, and the assurance that you’ll return, he’ll be happy and comfortable waiting in his “den,” while you are away.

Calling your dog over to you then punishing him will teach him to fear you. Telling him he was bad or did wrong from a few feet away will definitely get your point across and the dog will understand your meaning without feeling threatened by you. Keep in mind the dog wants your approval and that alone will motivate him to do well.

One tip to keep in mind when training your dog, is to be sure to never discipline your dog for bad behavior when he is ill. This will only confuse your dog and might cause him to not respond to discipline in the future. Examples of this would be, if your dog vomits or defecates in a manner that is not typical to his normal behavior.

If you want to train a well-behaved dog, you should never walk it with a tight leash. If you do this, then it will send an impulse to your dog to always pull. You do not want your dog to have this response. Therefore, you should always make sure its leash is at a comfortable level for it.

When training your dog, make sure that you understand his personality. If you don’t, then it will be impossible for you to train him effectively. So carefully study your dog before you attempt to train it.

It is important to teach your puppy that it is never okay to put his teeth on you. Puppies interact with their litter mates by using their mouths, both to play and to express when they are upset and he will more than likely try to do this to you. You can gently push his face away and say ‘no’ to teach him that this is not acceptable behavior.

Not all dog training needs to involve food based treats. Some dog breeds respond better to non-edible rewards. These rewards could very well include stuffed toys, rawhide bones, or rope toys. They will also have the added benefit of giving you and your dog a new activity to enjoy together.

With these tips, you are ready to proceed confidently with your puppy’s training. Consistency and attentiveness will win out over his unbridled impulsiveness. You want your pet to fit into your family life and become a faithful friend for many years. Following these training tips can pay off with just that result.

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