Calm Your Pooch, And Calm Your Household
In some ways a dog is similar to a remote that needs programming to work with your television. Working capabilities are there, but like a remote, a person must help it work with their TV. Your canine buddy is already equipped with the intelligence he needs to be well-trained. He just needs a masterful hand to show him the ropes.
You need to adhere to a specific feeding routine for your dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to. Soon your dog will be finished with the meal before you are ready to remove the dish.
Make sure your dog stays calm as you enter a space that he is in. Your pet needs play time (and you might too), but your pet needs to be calm when you step into rooms most of the time. Do not acknowledge his presence when you enter, so the atmosphere remains controlled until you decide when his play time begins.
Ensure your dogs are active and getting a lot of exercises. Dogs require mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Bored dogs are harder to train. Keeping your dog exercised and happy will help them pay attention more due to releasing all excess energy that often distracts them from your commands. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
Make sure that your dog’s crate is the right size for him if you are going to use it to train him. Keep in mind that puppies get bigger. Choose a crate that is a good enough size for an adult for when your puppy grows. The crate should be big enough for the dog to turn and lie down comfortably without feeling cramped.
Once you can bring out a dog’s ability to be trained, it is just a matter of consistently practicing the techniques. Dogs love to make their owners happy, so training them is actually enjoyable for them as well.