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Training Your Dog the Right Way

Training your dogTraining your dog can seem frustrating at times, especially if you are just starting out with a new pet. However, by using the advice found here you will discover how to improve your relationship with your dog and build a stronger understanding of your pet's needs as well as yours.

Using a crate when you're not at home can be very effective, especially for a young puppy. The crate keeps your puppy safe and secure, and also protects your home from chewing and bathroom accidents. Your puppy can learn to feel comfortable and protected in his crate home while you are away.

When your puppy is 7 to 12 weeks old this is known as the "fear-imprint period'. If your puppy experiences trauma at this time, he may have the fear associated with this trauma for the rest of his life. Because of this, your puppy's early weeks should include human contact, and contact with other animals. It should also be a positive experience for him, with little punishing, if any at all.

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Dog training should be viewed as a form of self control. If you're not able to control yourself, you'll never control your dog. Walk away from your dog, rather than letting him see an angry outburst, and remain calm even when his behavior is not stellar. Your dog will respond in a positive light if he watches you do the same.

The fastest way to train your dog to sit is to utilize positive reinforcement. If you command your dog to sit and he or she sits for a decent amount of time, then you can give the dog a treat. The dog will then recognize that when you say sit, if they succeed they will get a treat so they will eagerly sit longer and longer.

If you are crate training your dog or puppy, make sure that they understand the crate is their own personal space. Never use the crate as a punishment otherwise they will start to look at it as a bad place and will try to start resisting going inside of it.

Use your dog's "voice" to help you with the training process. A dog's bark or whine can tell you a lot about their mood and what they want. Paying attention and responding to their signals will help your pet be happier and more successful during training. You may also want to target excessive barking as part of your training program.

If you leave your dog outside provide shelter. Dogs will dig to create a shelter if left outside to stay cool in the summer and to warm up in the winter. You can stop the dog from digging up the yard by creating a shady spot for him or installing a doggy door so he can go in and out of the house or garage.

Many people are surprised to discover just how easy it is to significantly lessen canine behavior problems. So try some of the advice we mention and you'll soon discover, just as many happy pet owners already have, that with just a little bit of work, and a lot of consistency, your dog will be much happier and better behaved.

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