The essential thing about puppy training is that it should begin at a very tender age. Below you are going to find very useful tips that are going to guide you on this trip:
Purchasing a new puppy can be a very wonderful and delightful feeling. However, this journey can be a very daunting task, since puppies do not come home already trained.
Thus, you need to employ patience and time to groom your puppy into what you want it to be. This can be done in the form of household routines. All your dog really needs is just to obey some very simple but basic commands, and the earlier the better the results.
Even though it is actually good to begin the training earlier, it should not, however, be too early. Bringing up a new puppy to act right is similar to raising a newborn baby. The best moment to begin the training exercises is when the puppy is between the ages of 6 to 9 weeks, some much earlier if the puppy is ready for this. It is but normal to begin habit-forming training as early as it can be.
Also known as potty training is one of the most important assignments that need time, patience and kindness. Usually, at the beginning of the training exercise, you will definitely not get any desired results. Firstly, decide on the area that you need your dog to use as a toilet, and try as much as possible to take the dog there every 30 minutes.
Reward your puppy when he exhibits good behavior, but o not the dog very harshly when there is an accidental mess in the house. What you need do here is just to clean up the mess, so that there will be no scent left and make a note of the time.
One thing you have to note about puppies is that when they want to urinate or stool, they often sniff the floors or simply turn around in circles. Thus, you need to be very watchful about any move the dog made. Also, worth noting is the fact that puppies have smaller bladder, therefore they urinate more often, and when they feel threatened, frightened or even excited, they lose control. Furthermore, urination and defecation are used as a method of marking their territory.
Most people usually rub their puppy’s nose in the feces or urine. This is not a very good and healthy behavior, because your puppy will not understand the message you are intending to pass through. Neither will a simple smacking the puppy with a newspaper help in sending a message. These acts will only instill fear, rather the best thing to do is to exercise patience, while not kindness so that slowly but gradually the dog can learn.
Teaching Simple Commands
Very simple commands like ’sit’ and ‘stop’ should actually start very early. Here too patience, consistency, and persistence are needed. When your puppy does something that is no just right like chewing up a doormat, try using a firm voice to say ‘no’.
With the command ‘come’, you can speak that while standing from a long distance calling very friendly with some visual signs. Also, you can squat down and clap your hands. The point here is for you to look and sound happy when giving these commands.
For every good respond, reward it with a nice treat, but it act contrary, avoid scolding the dog as it is only going to scare the dog the more. Training sessions should be seen as very happy and funny moment for both the dog and the owner.
Socializing Your Puppy
Here the dog gets to fully learn how to recognize and interact with other dogs, people and other animal species appropriately. Also, the dog has to adapt to its surrounding environment. Worth noting is the fact that unless your puppy get vaccinated, you should avoid any contact with other dogs that can carry diseases or even urine. But socialization of the dog can be done by carrying the dog to many interesting sites. For every good behavior, always reward him with treats and praises.
Using Friendly and Firm Tones
The tone of your voice has to be modified based on the command which you are melting. For instance, when giving commands such as ‘sit’, ‘down’ or ‘stay’, the right voice here is firm, while commands such as ‘praise’ or ‘come’ should be in a very friendly tone.
All in all, try to make sure that the training sessions should not last for a very long time since your puppy is just so young for an extensive training session. 20 minutes per session is just enough for the teenager. After each training session, endeavor to spend some playful time with the puppy, this is going to make the puppy associate training with fun, and it is going to help the youngster to learn fast.