If you are considering getting a dog but are unsure as to how to train a new dog or puppy, read on as I have some awesome tips for you to have your new dog trained in a way that you are hoping for. You have to realize that training a puppy will require commitment and a lot of time. Patience is the key to success.
What is the first task for you when planning to adopt a new puppy. Plan early for your dog’s new home. If you’re adopting a puppy, you’ll want to have it ready for the new home at the same time with a good set of toys and food and water.
Your dog may probably feel somewhat anxious at first, and this is natural. The first few weeks in a new home will be a bit stressful for a puppy, and he may be a little distressed at first. A good way to ease your dog into his new home is to lavish it with praise and play with it a lot. This will reassure your dog and make him feel better.
Another idea is to establish a routine right away. If you have a busy schedule and your dog is suddenly the center of your attention, establish a routine will ensure that you set aside specific time to be with your new puppy and get to know him better.
One benefit to routine is that it makes it easier to know when your dog is becoming bored and needs something to keep him busy. That can keep your dog from chewing on the furniture and other destructive habits that can lead to your dog being returned to the shelter.
A new puppy is often full of energy and can be so curious that you can find yourself chasing him around or having to call him to get back to you. One thing you can do is to start training him the basic “come” command so that he learns to “come” to you upon hearing this instruction.
That way, he knows that come means come to you, and you can give him a treat (dog biscuit) thereafter. In other words, your dog knew that the recall was for a treat, which will make him come to you every time. It won’t take long for him to understand the relationship. And in days to come, he won’t even remember why he came, because the “come” command has been so adamantly demonstrated.
Two other important matters to consider are exercise and feeding. Both should be routinely done so that you dog doesn’t become obese. Even a small amount of exercise can mean a tremendous benefit to your dog and to the family. Your dog must have an outlet for all of his energy. A bored dog can be destructive, so it’s important he has activities daily. Playtime and a walk will do wonders for both of you.
If you have a busy schedule that prevents you from engaging your dog in such an exercise, then you have to be prepared by doing so before you adopt. It’s a good idea to consult with local vet to see what sort of activities your dog might enjoy. If you don’t have the time now, it might be a good idea to put such things on hold until you have the time to give him the exercise he needs.
Just as you should eat right before you go to bed, you should take your dog away from the bed and have him take a potty break at the selected time. It will probably be a favorable time when you are up and awake or before bedtime. Take your dog to his potty area and he will usually relieve himself as soon as he reaches there.
Whether you raise your dog from a tiny puppy, or bring an adult into your home for your first-time purchase of a dog, taking the time to properly educate yourself about raising your dog is absolutely essential to becoming successful. This involves, among many other things, learning about the attributes of the breed, proper care and maintenance, and aggression training.
The earlier you begin, the better it can be for your dog. Many behavior problems begin to show up when a dog is 6 months old or older. It seems that most dogs are more challenging to raise once they reach adulthood.
Our dogs rely on us for their care and placement. Choosing to train your dog is a major decision, and unless you are an experienced dog trainer, you might not fully understand what’s need to be done. Hopefully you will find the above tips helpful in getting your new dog trained.