Problems With Your Puppy? Try These Tips!A trained dog is a happy dog. A well mannered dog shows what both of you know and expect from the other. Once a dog is trained, no one will have to worry about leaving the animal home alone. Although it is time consuming teaching and training your dog, the time you invest in your dog will pay off.Just as reinforcement of good behavior when training a dog should be immediate, so too should punishment for bad behavior be immediate. Saying “no” in a harsh voice tells the dog he has acted inappropriately but he only connects the message with the targeted behavior if that message is delivered immediately after that act.A good plan when training your dog is to keep your sessions short. When you have multiple, short sessions of training, as opposed to one long set, your dog will stay interested and will anticipate more. Keeping your pet motivated by short interval sessions will be effective and have a stronger impact.When crating your dog it is best to always remove their collar. Even the best designed dog crates offer the possibility of a collar becoming snagged. The result could be catastrophic. By removing your dog’s collar before you crate them you are acting to protect them from being strangled to death.Never leave a tied dog unattended for long lengths of time. Even the best trained dog can become excited and active enough that they snarl up their chain or rope around and around itself or another object. If you don’t catch this in time your dog could actually twist his collar tight enough that he suffocates.Dog training is mostly about being consistent with your pooch and setting the rules of your relationship. Once those are set, you’ll find you both enjoy your time together even more! You must continue to reinforce what you are teaching your dog. Provide refresher courses when needed and continue to correct bad behavior. Once your dog has the basics of training under his belt, there is no limit to what the two of you can achieve.