When training a dog, a person'?'s mood highly affects the outcome of the training. Say if you?''re tense and trying to teach your dog to sit, they will pick up on this and it will confuse them. A person that is angry during the training will only confuse and frustrate the dog, leading to unwanted behavior in the dog. The best outcome for training your dog is to keep a calm clear mind. A dog will read a person'?'s body language and pick up on their mood, being calm and assertive will greatly improve the communication between the dog and the owner. It'?'s highly important never to get angry with a dog and act out during training sessions. This only confuses the dog and makes training that much more difficult. Dogs will often act out in unexpected ways if, when the owner is not in control of their mood and the situation.
As the mood of the owner highly affects the dog's training, so does physical touch. The physical touch is a method that is used to communicate with dogs and it?''s important to know when and how to use this technique. As for any good behavior during the training the most common physical touch is petting the dog, which works great when they'?'ve done what you?''ve trained them to do. Physical touch goes much further then petting the dog when they?''ve done a good job. When a dog is acting out or misbehaving, the strongest yet most harmless and affective touch is to sharply use your fingers and press just hard enough into the side of their neck to snap the dog out of its current state of mind. It is highly important never to use this method when you?'re angry or frustrated with the dog, as it will tell the dog something entirely different then what you want them to do. Understand that when applying physical touch to a dog when misbehaving is not cruel to the dog as it?'s a part of their nature when communicating with other dogs.
The mood and physical touch by the owner are the most common techniques used on daily bases; another way to improve training is the use of tools. These tools can be anything harmless to the dog in order to help improve training. The most effective tool when training is the use of dog treats. Dog treats should only be used when the dog has done exactly what you?'ve trained them to do. Clicking tools or anything to make a sharp noticeable noise like a whistle are often best ways to gain full attention of the dog. Anytime in public surroundings were other animals may excite the dog, a leash is the main tool in maintaining alpha position giving full control over the dog. Just the leash alone is not going to do any good unless you maintain the other methods such as your mood and knowing when and how to use physical touch to aid in training your dog. It'?'s always important to take your dog for walks and other activates. These techniques will help any owner in growing a healthy relationship with man?''s best friend.
So you approached crate training with patience and persistence and it is still not working for you and your dog. Crate training is not for everyone and is definitely not for every dog. This does not mean that you have a "bad dog" or that there is something wrong with your dog.