Taking on the task of training a puppy is a huge job. Make sure to persevere as canine training is very important. Positive training is the only method worth using. It is difficult to succeed in training when you lack patience and are inconsistent in your efforts. Plan on spending at least 20 or 30 minutes a day training your puppy, because it will not be receptive for a longer period of time. Longer sessions than that result in boredom for the dog.
If you are attempting to crate train your dog, remember that it is a multi-step process. Once your dog seems to have acclimated to the crate itself, close the gate and feeding him through it. Start off with small periods, for example 10 seconds or so, and gradually increase crate time. If the puppy gets too upset then you increased the time too much, too fast.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Begin with small sessions and increase the time daily. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.
Always reward good, calm behavior. If your dog follows a training command properly, then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. You might be thrilled with that accomplishment, when you are excited, they becomes excited and that cuts down the control in the situation. Stay calm and bestow rewards calmly too.
A dog has an inquiring mind and will look at one thing for quite a while until its attention is broken. If you do it enough times, your dog will wait for your signals instead of focusing on other things.
By following these tips, you are sure to find training your dog less overwhelming. Doing this makes your neighborhood, home, and dog safer. When you implement training methods like those mentioned here, it will be easier for you to train your dog, in particular when you stay consistent and practice patience.