Puppy Training – The Most Important Thing

Tips For Training Your Puppy

Puppy training can be hard work which demands time and commitment, but once you see the results it will all pay up.  When you decide to train your dog you need to arm yourself with patience, and you shouldn’t expect to see immediate results.

The Basics

dog peeingFrom the day your puppy steps into your home, you need to teach him some basic tricks, such as where to pee and poop, sit, stand, lie down, come and how to respond to your voice.  You should never punish your dog in case he doesn’t listen to your commands. It is more likely that he doesn’t understand you, than that he’s refusing to listen. Punishing can also scare your dog, and it won’t benefit you.  Not all dogs are the same, just like humans, so you should try various techniques.

 

 

 

Treats for Rewarding

dog treatsTreats are the best way to reward your dog and encourage him to further work. They should be arranged in small bites so he doesn’t overeat and you can progress quickly.  Treats are the best way to reward your dog and encourage him to further work.  They should be arranged in small bites so he doesn’t overeat and you can progress quickly.  Treats must be given rapidly because it is the only way for a dog to understand that you are rewarding his behavior.  The reward can also be his favorite toy.  The important thing is that you practice while he is having fun, and not to force him.Lessons should be regular and daily in order to successfully build habits.  You should keep in mind that your puppy is also a baby, and you should try to understand him and bond.  He can be taught everything you can think of, and he can start to learn when he is very young.  If you have tried to teach him some trick but you failed, have in mind that it is maybe too hard, so give him a break and choose an easier one.   For example, some dogs can learn how to fetch easier than others, because they have more instinct for it.  On the other hand, roll over command is hard for dominant dogs, because they don’t like to expose their belly.  Every trick should have short and simple command, and you shouldn’t change it through the time in order for your pet to remember.

 

Stay Consistent

Lessons should be regular and daily in order to successfully build habits.  You should keep in mind that your puppy is also a baby, and you should try to understand him and bond.  He can be taught everything you can think of, and he can start to learn when he is very young, but you should always start with the basics.  If you have tried to teach him some trick but you failed, have in mind that it is maybe too hard, so give him a break and choose an easier one.  For example, some dogs can learn how to fetch easier than others, because they have more instinct for it.  On the other hand, roll over command is hard for dominant dogs, because they don’t like to expose their belly.  Every trick should have short and simple command, and you shouldn’t change it through the time in order for the dog to remember it.

One of the important things is to train on an empty stomach, so he wants the treat more, and he is more focused on his task.  ‘Come’ is one of the most important commands for your pup, and it could potentially save his life, and it will keep him from wandering off.  This trick is trained in fenced areas, you should use happy voice, and the word ‘come’.  When he does come, you should treat him, and tell him ‘good’ or ‘good job’.  This also applies to commands sit, lie, fetch and much more.  Firstly, you should teach your pup these basic commands, in order to move on to some more complex ones, such as roll over, shake hands, crawl, play dead.

You must always keep in mind that your dog should have fun and live a healthy life, and you shouldn’t force him. Every training should be planned and scheduled, so you make the most out of it.  This way of learning funny tricks and games with your dog will shape him into the faithful companion in your life.

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