Don’t Let Your Dog Control Your Life!

Don’t Let Your Dog Control Your Life!

If you’ve never trained a dog before, it may seem like a daunting task. You can become overwhelmed because there is so much information out there. The following article will give you a few strategies you can use to help you begin your doggy training process.

Make the dog know that the crate is it’s home when you are doing crate training. At meal times always put their bowl of food inside the crate leaving the door open the whole time while they are eating. This will allow your dog to have a positive association with the crate.

Specific feeding habits should be established for your dog. Develop a feeding schedule, and be consistent with the routines so you can teach your dog what to expect and how to behave. Your dog will quickly finish their meal before you remove their dish.

Only reward your dog if they are calm. Giving a reward for an appropriate behavior is correct, but do it quickly and move on. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Stay calm and bestow rewards calmly too.

Keep your dog up to date with dog training, in order to keep him or her compliant with an established set of rules. Often dog owners will stop enforcing the rules that their dog learned in their training courses. Dogs, though, are like people in the way they fall into habits. Therefore it is very important to maintain a good set of rules for your dog.

Begin the training with an easy to learn behavior. You will have the rush of seeing quick results, but the dog will gain a basic understanding of what good behavior means. This gives you awesome results during the training process.

Hopefully, these tips have provided you with some very valuable suggestions. Apply these suggestions to train your dog in a healthy and happy way for the both of you.