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Dog Training Tips Straight From The Experts

Jul 1

Dog Training Tips Straight From The Experts

Properly training your dog is a responsibility of dog ownership. It is important to train your dog right away as a puppy, so you can avoid dealing with rude or destructive behavior from your four-legged friend. This article will give you some great tips about how to train your dog.

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Here are a few ways to make crate training more positive for your dog. If your dog doesn't want to enter the crate, put a chew bone inside the crate, then close to door. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. After he goes in the crate, reward him with praise and a treat.

 

If you have gotten a dog or puppy and you have crate trained them you should always try not to keep them in there for more than four or five hours at a time unless it's overnight or it's just a once-in-awhile thing. If you have to have them in the crate for longer periods of time, a dog probably wasn't the best option for you.

 

Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Avoid going on a rant about the dog's "badness". Be firm and get them to do your bidding. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.

 

Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. Dogs are easily bored. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. A happy and well-exercised dog is an easily trained dog. Make long walks or daily runs a part of your routine that you and your dog can look forward to.

 

You don't want to make your training sessions go on for too long. In the beginning try not to go over fifteen minutes. Even for dogs who are accustomed to training, you don't want to go over about twenty minutes for basic training. If you notice your dog starting to lose interest, stop the session for the day. If you try and push it. you'll get to get irritated and things will go down hill. It's better to quite while you're ahead.

 

To teach your dog to mush, you should start by introducing him or her to common mushing terms before you have them pull weight. Start by taking your dog for a walk and saying "Gee" when turning right and "Haw" when turning left. Make sure to praise and reward your dog for turning with you in the right direction. Eventually, your dog will learn the commands and be able to move in the right direction without your physical guidance. Simple directions are essential for mushing dogs to know because it can prevent lead tangles and confusion when pulling an actual sled.

 

As stated at the beginning of this article, it is important to train your dog. If he's not well-trained he may cause you and others a lot of trouble. Training your dog while he is young will avoid bad behavior in the future, when your dog is older and harder to train. Apply the tips from this article, and your pet will be loved by all!