You may fall in love with your cute little doggy. Getting a dog can be a very gratifying experience. If you train your dog well, you will have a friend for life. Your pet will know what is expected, and you will have confidence in them – whether you are at home or not. Read on for great tips on developing a good working relationship with your dog.

Don’t interact with your dog when you are frustrated or angry. Simply put your dog up and take a break. Training will proceed much more efficiently when you return. Each of you will be rested, have a fresh outlook, and be ready to tackle that seemingly elusive training task once again.

House training your puppy can be a lot faster and more effective using a crate. The crate should never be used for punishment. The puppy should be put in it at night and in between times of interaction with his owner. His natural instinct is to not relieve himself in his sleeping area.

Young dogs can easily be trained to retreat to their crate when they are tired. When crate training your dog, always keep the crate in the vicinity of where you and the dog are interacting. When he tires from play he will naturally gravitate towards the crate because to do so doesn’t isolate him from you.

Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. You have to show your dog that you are in control or he will not obey or respect you. Always walk in front, in the leadership position, letting your dog follow behind.

Start training your dog as early in its life as possible, but not younger than about seven weeks. This helps build an early bond between you as the owner and trainer and the dog. However, starting too early will simply overstress the dog; a very young puppy won’t learn anything from training sessions.

If you are having problems with dog training, then you should look at your training routine. Dogs are much more susceptible to learning if you have a solid routine. All you have to do is keep repeating the commands you want them to learn repeatedly and eventually they will pick it up. Leaving you with a dog that is much easier to enjoy having.

Remember that sometimes patience is key, don’t become frustrated if your dog doesn’t catch on right away. It would be nice if every dog could understand your every command but you have to remember they can’t. Just try and be sure you are aware of your dog’s emotions and when they do follow your command reward them so they know what they did was right.

Hopefully, the above article has given you some tips you can use to improve your relationship with your pet. Take what you need and leave the rest. As time progresses, you will develop a love for your faithful friend. Training is very important. Your dog needs to be properly trained. Congratulations on your furry friend!