Teaching An Adult Dog Basic Commands

Adult dogs are actually easier to train than a puppy because they have more self control and longer attention spans. The following tips will help you train your adult dog to be on his/ her best behavior.

1. Be patient. If you have just gotten your dog, give him a chance to acclimate himself to his new surroundings. Most times we do not know what kind of situation they came from, so it can take a few days to a few months before your new family member feels comfortable. Soon they will be settled in and realize they are part of your family and this is their forever home.

2. Use a crate for house training. House training usually goes a lot smoother with an adult dog than a puppy because they have better control of their bowels and bladder, but with that said, don’t assume that your new dog was house trained at his last home. Treat your new dog as you would a puppy. If you can’t be with him, keep him in a crate. When you let him out of the crate, take him directly outside to the proper place to relieve himself. Make sure to praise him when he voids in the proper area. Continue reading “Teaching An Adult Dog Basic Commands”