Crate training is one of the best possible things that you can do for your puppy. Not only will the puppy be easier to housetrain but overall you will have a happier, more secure dog that has his or her own place to sleep and stay both when you are home and when you are away. Crate training is also an asset when you plan to travel with your dog or puppy.
One of the most dog friendly methods of training your pet is crate training. The process is very natural and uses the den instincts of the puppy or dog to help them understand where a safe place in the house is for them as well as giving them their own space and area. Since dogs naturally do not want to soil this area they are less likely to mess in the crate leading to faster and more efficient housebreaking.
Believe it or not you can teach an old dog new tricks! Most of the tricks that you see dog’s on TV or in the movies completing are relatively simple once you break them down to their basic components. Teaching the dog complicated tricks step by step is the most effective way to have your dog work through even elaborate tricks quickly and as a positive experience. Punishing dogs for not learning the tricks will actually harm your pet’s chances of learning the trick.
One of the most exciting aspects of getting a dog or puppy is training the pet do follow commands. Sometimes owners overwhelm their dogs by trying to teach too many different and complex commands to their dogs or puppies at the same time. Most breeds of dogs do better learning to master one or possibly two commands at a time, but never all the commands at the same time.