To have a pet is one of the greatest ever. They take away your stress and also makes a good company. But of course, they are your responsibility. This means you will need to train them for your good and others. It will make things easier for you and would also avoid conflicts.
Dog training is not new. In fact, it is well-known because it is needed. But what if you have an adult dog? Would it still be possible to train them? Well, it is. Puppies might be easier, but you can definitely do it with adult dogs.
1. Using Crates
If you are going to potty train them, it is advisable to use crates. It is an easy way to supervise them and see if they need to go outside. Just place it somewhere you can see and also that they will not feel isolated. You will also just have to choose something that is fitting for them. This means, it should not be too tight but have enough space for them to move around and stretch. What is great about this is that they may also have it as their spot if they want to.
2. Basic Commandments
Then you will also have to train them some basic commands not just for tricks but also for them to behave properly. What you will need are treats then have the word and associate it with your hands. Dogs are intelligent, so they will easily understand what will be meant. With those, you can also teach them about proper behavior by your voice. If they have done something wrong, you will just have to change the tone of your voice to one of warning and make sure to scold them if they did something wrong.
Other tips in training adult dogs:
Training dogs will surely be not an easy task, but you should still keep in mind the following:
As said before, it is not easy but being impatient will not help and make it faster. Instead, when training them, have the joy in it. Also, keep in mind that it will benefit you both, so just keep going even if the progress is not as fast as you think. As your dog adjusts, you should also adjust.
Keep in mind that your dog is already an adult, and they maybe a little bit of a challenge to be trained. Because of that, you have to be considerate and learn that accidents do tend to happen. All you have to do is act fast and make sure to have cleaning materials on hand. But you will also need to have ways to not it happen again like scolding them or teaching them what is off-limits. You will also have to thoroughly clean the spot to get rid of the smell and therefore get rid of their mark.
Do Not Be Physical
Whatever happens, do not be physical with them. Not only will it hurt them physically which will be a conflict to you itself, but it will also affect how they will approach you. It will put fear and be scared of you, and you do not want that.