Always remain in a positive, rewarding attitude while training your dog. A good attitude is a better motivator than punishment. Give your dog rewards during training, especially when it cooperates. Relying too much on negative reinforcement or punishments will just make the dog fear you, which will make further training harder.

Everyone in the family should be encouraged to maintain consistency with the commands used to train the dog. Make sure everyone is on the same page with command words; if the command for being quiet is “quiet,” don’t let anyone use “stop barking.” If all members of the family use the same commands, training your dog will be much more easier.

Dogs need to be taught the right habits as soon as they are brought to your home. It is much more difficult to break a dog’s bad habits, than to teach it correct behavior in the beginning. If you never feed your dog table scraps, he will not beg for them.

Avoid punishing your puppy when you first begin obedience training. You should make every effort to prevent the behavior in the first place, but if your pet does misbehave, show him what he should have done instead. A very big part of training is establishing a good working relationship with your dog.

Six months is the recommended age at which a dog should be spayed or neutered. This should be done at the same time you start obedience training. Any dog not “fixed” will be very excitable and easily distracted in obedience sessions. You and your pet will enjoy a longer and happier life together.

While training your puppy, don’t play tug-of-war. These games along with chasing games and wresting games encourage the little pup to start biting your hands. Tug-of-war can be played once you have trained your puppy; however, it should not be played before the dog is completely trained.

When doing crate training, train your dog incrementally rather than trying to do it all at once. When they seem comfortable in it with the door open, try shutting the gate and feed them treats through the wires. Start small, like at 10 seconds per approach, and then gradually increase the times. If the dog becomes agitated, slow down a little more to make them more comfortable.

If you want to help your dog learn not to chew inappropriate objects, allow him to be successful from day one. Make sure that your dog can’t get into trouble by chewing on the wrong item. Keep items that your dog may choke on put away, including nylons, hairbrushes, and common items that typically are left around the house.

Use this information to accelerate your own dog training efforts. Obtaining a good base of knowledge is the best way to approach the training process, especially is you have no experience in this field.

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