If you have a natural-born obedient dog, then consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, the majority of dogs require some form of training. This may be needed to prevent them from destroying your home or jumping on strangers. The ideas below will ensure your dog is trained in no time.
You can use a few tricks when crate training your dog or puppy. If your dog does not want to go into the crate but one of his favorite toys inside and close the door. A tempting bone will prove too hard to resist, and the dog will be panting to get into the crate in no time. When they go inside to get the bone, give them lots of positive reinforcement.
Do not tie up several dogs in close proximity to each other. It is just too easy for dogs in such a situation to tangle their leads together, and this can lead to serious injuries for both of them. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die.
When approaching a strange or unfamiliar dog, approach slowly, while allowing the dog to sniff the back side of your hand. Doing so builds up trust with the dog. When the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he will not fear you and will respond to your commands easier.
When you go out with your dog, always pay attention to other dogs and animals you come across. Not all dogs are friendly, and not all owners are responsible. If you are aware of an antisocial or aggressive dog, steer your dog away.
If you are suffering with an unruly dog, relax. With patience and the correct techniques, you should be able to train your dog. Use some of the hints and tips in this article to properly train your pet.