A trained dog is a happy dog. If your dog is trained well, then you should both know what is to be expected of the other. If your dog has been trained effectively, you will be less reluctant to leave him at home alone, allow him to interact with visitors or spend time together in public places like dog parks. Even though it may be a bit stressful at the time, once it is trained and has learned it manners and a few tricks, you will see that it was well worth the time investment.
Crate training a puppy must establish the fact the the crate is the new home of the puppy. Leave food near or inside the crate and leave the door open. They’ll build a positive view of the crate this way.
When you are working on crate training with your dog or puppy small steps is what works best for them to get used to it. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Start off with small periods, for example 10 seconds or so, and gradually increase crate time. If your pet seems upset or agitated, you may need to slow down.
If you want to train your dog, it helps if you can think like a dog. You can easily become frustrated with your pet if they do not learn the basics quickly or not at all. Instead of giving up entirely, you might consider trying to put yourself in your dog’s mindset. Try to see the world through their eyes.
As you begin training your dog, create a verbal cue that allows your pet to understand the exact moment that they correctly complete your command. Certain words like “yes” are great for bridging the time between obeying an order and receiving the reward.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. First, have the dog lay down. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. He should follow the treat with his nose, causing him to roll his whole body over. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Be persistent and do not give up; it might take a while but will be worth it once they learn it.
Above all, the goal of a training program is to set well-defined expectations for your pet. Your relationship with other people is strengthened by shared respect and mutual understanding; a relationship with your pet is no different. Continue to reinforce all learned behaviors. Make your dog stay sharp on what he has learned, and pay attention to stop relapses in your dog’s behavior. Once you finally get this core foundation of training built with the dog, the possibilities become limitless and you can expand into new and complex areas.