What Should You Think About When Training Your Dog<< Back to Pet Health Blog
Dog training has been going on for many years. Training dogs for the compatibility of a household pet started in the 1950s. Every dog is different and almost like a child. They each learn their own way and at their own pace. There are a lot of different ways a person can train their dog. Here are some things to keep in mind when training a pet.
When you bring your loving animal home, it’s time to start thinking about the training plan and routine. All it takes to train any dog is about 10-15 minutes a day. Any less time than this, the dog will not take in the training. If you go too long, they will become tired of it and resent the training. Also, you must have only one person dedicated to training the dog. They are pack animals and will only listen to the pack leader. During basic training, only one person should train the dog and no one else until they master the basics.
Probably the most important of all is to kennel train. Most people think this is cruel to do, but in fact, they like feeling secure, especially as puppies. If you have a puppy, make sure the crate is just big enough for them to turn around in but small enough to not go to the bathroom in it. This will help with the potty training and keep them from going to the bathroom in the house from the start. Once they are fully trained and housebroken, they can come sleep in the bed but not until training is complete.
This is going to be a rough time when having a puppy. They will have their accidents at times, and sometimes get into things they should not get into. Always stay consistent, never give up, and never bend the rules. Follow these basic steps and you will have a well-trained, well-behaved, housebroken pet you will love forever.