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An effective training program translates to a happy pet and an equally happy pet owner. If your dog is trained well, then you should both know what is to be expected of the other. After training your dog, you will feel more comfortable when you have visitors, take him out for walks, or leave him alone at home. Training isn't always easy, but it is well worth the effort. Follow these ideas to help get you started.

You can use a few tricks when crate training your dog or puppy. If they are hesitant about the crate, you can put a nice chew bone inside and shut the gate while they are not in it. As soon as they smell the tempting treat, they will want to get into the crate to enjoy it. When he finally goes into the crate to retrieve the toy, shower the dog with praise.

Correcting a dog should be done quickly and concisely. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you'd like them to do. Let your dog know that if you raise your voice they need to pay attention.

By giving your dog the proper amount of rewards, you'll have an easier time training. Giving you pet treats in a timely manner is very important. This is because a dog does not always understand what it is being rewarded for if they do not receive their treat at the right time.

Make sure that your dog's crate is the right size for him if you are going to use it to train him. Your little puppy will get bigger, remember! Choose a large enough crate to offer extra space beyond your dog's dimensions. The crate should be big enough for the dog to turn and lie down comfortably without feeling cramped.

Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. Start by commanding the animal to lie down. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. While he rolls, say "roll over" and repeat this action until he is able to roll over with only the command. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.

Do not ever use a shock collar to train your dog. In addition to being very expensive, they usually do not work as well as the more traditional training techniques. They can also discourage good behaviors as they inhibit your dog's behavior too much. Generally speaking, these techniques often produce undesirable results.

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