Some people buy a puppy and assume that the cute little pet will be obedient and lovely. That is never going to be so! While it is great to have cute little puppies, you need to understand that they need to be trained to understand what is right and wrong. Read on to learn how to start training your puppy right away!
Research shows that puppies as early as age of one is able to develop skills for conversing with its own kind and with other humans, and to form socialization skills. Thus, you should commence your training once your puppy reaches this age.
In our daily lives, we often use simple commands such as “come” or “here”, and maybe “sit” or “stand”, to communicate with our dogs. The secret to a well behaved dog is to constantly reinforce with these commands along with reward. When you start out with these simple steps, it should only take a few days for your dog to understand what you want.
When you want your dog to repeat a behavior, your voice- especially when you want your dog to repeat a behavior- is very important. That’s probably why most dog trainers make use of their sounding voice (happy, angry, excited tone) when carrying out their dog training.
You should also make use of “reward” strategy in your dog training, by giving your dog an irresistible treat as a reward when he responds to your training command eg. “sit”. This way, your dog will learn that by performing this command, it will be an irresistible, self-rewarding experience for him. It’s a reward-and-anticipate-sit experience. You don’t have to give your dog a treat every time. As your dog gets better with the command, you can cut down on the reward.
Teaching your dog to sit, stay, fetch, rollover, come and walk on the leash are the most important things to consider when you want to train your dog. It takes time and it’s certainly impossible for your dog to master all these commands at once. You need to be patient.
Consistency is one of the most important aspects of dog training. Just like people, dogs want to do things that are consistent. When training your puppy, it is important that you are consistent in approaches. This is particularly important if you want to train your puppy to do a specific task such as to sit or stay, which requires you to repeat any signal or command you have previously taught.
In order to be consistent, you should choose a command or signal and do this every time. Therefore, if you want your dog to sit, you would say the word sit, and then do a hand signal of your choice, and then finally pair the signal with the word “sit”. Doing this multiple times will train your dog that the word and signal are the same.
Crate training can be one of the most effective ways to train your puppy and quickly become a member of your family. Working on potty training will take care of many of your puppy’s day to day concerns. It is a safe haven for your puppy and a valuable tool for housebreaking. It also gives your puppy a secure place to sleep and a calm place to relax.
Crate training is an amazing method to use for potty training in puppies. Dogs do not like to relieve themselves where they sleep and eat. It just does not feel right. Getting your puppy on a schedule and sticking to it is very important for successful crate training.
Feed your puppy’s dinner an hour or two after bedtime. After that, take him outside to go potty. Always take your puppy out at the same time to eat and drink. If you are feeding your puppy in the morning, take him outside in the morning. Do not let your puppy eat or drink at least 8 hours before bedtime. Make sure that your puppy goes to bed every night at the same time and in the same place.
I recommend that you have a crate ready for housebreaking by the time your puppy is 7-10 weeks old. Keep in mind that a puppy can only hold It’s bladder for about 1 hour at this age.
Never under estimate the power of a clicker to make your dog understand what you want more quickly and effectively. A clicker is used by turning a device that makes a clicking noise into a emitting device that can only be heard by dogs. A clicker is generally best for training a dog to sit, because it is a very distinct sound that is only needed for a short period of time. Once the dog understands what is expected from it, a clicker is rarely needed.
The earlier you start your dog training, the better. It will definitely pay off for years to come. For instance, praise is a key tool in establishing your puppy’s behavior and establishing the role of master to your dog. Observe your puppy closely and learn the signals he is sending you.
If you pay attention to your puppy’s behavior and take the steps necessary to socialize him properly, you will have a wonderful companion and pet.
Training mitigate bad habits and establish the leader/follower relationship between you and your puppy. It is important for you to understand that your home environment has a direct effect on your puppy’s behavior.
Training your new puppy can be a fun and rewarding experience. Learn the top training techniques and teach your dog to behave in a positive way. This is the key to a well behaved dog and a happy owner.