Your dog is important to you, but so are your possessions. Unfortunately, he does not appreciate things like you do. If something looks like a tasty chew toy, it will probably get chewed. The following article will show you how you can train your dog to let him know the rules of your house.
When training a puppy to use a crate it is important to take your time and start with only a few steps at a time. Once your dog is accustomed to being in the crate, try closing the door and giving your pet a treat through the wire. Start off only putting them inside for 10 seconds, and when they seem okay with that, slowly increase the time they are inside. If they become upset, you are moving too fast.
Giving your dog proper treats is the best way to train. It is important that you provide the right amount of treats at the correct times. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Establish a quiet environment when you go into a room your pet is in. Play time needs to be a distinctive time you initiate. Try to ignore your dog when your first enter the room because this will help to keep them calm and reinforce that you are in control.
Do not tie up several dogs in close proximity to each other. Their chains could get tangled up and as they struggle to get free; there is a good chance the dogs can get injured. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog’s rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
You want your dog to behave. Not only can it prevent injuries, it can save you stress and wasted money when you need to replace damaged belongings. Use the tips in this article to effectively teach your dog stop chewing.