So you’ve bought a puppy… now what Surprised ?
Nobody can ignore the energy and excitement of adding a new puppy to your family. You’ll want to spend every available second with him or her — they’re cute, cuddly and… well for anyone who has kids — they are just like a new baby! …And just like with every baby, comes the work.
How Can Something So Cute Be So Much Trouble?
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Your puppy doesn’t know right and wrong, and may begin to ‘act out’, whine, bark, cry or howl when you leave, pee and poop where you don’t want pee or poop. In short… they need to be trained! And to train your puppy right, you need to train yourself to do it right. Even kids must be taught where to go to the bathroom, and what they should and shouldn’t chew on!
Your puppy wants to make you happy, and a dog will respond to training because they’re loyal, smart animals – but they are still animals, and they don’t start out ‘auto-trained’. Starting from the very first hour as the new member of your family, you need to take the right steps to help your puppy understand the rules. And the first thing to know is this: when it comes to following the basic rules of living in a human home, there isn’t a puppy alive that can train itself.
Puppies, like kids, are going to do whatever comes to their mind (or comes naturally to them), until you show them otherwise.
To put it another way: it’s not the puppy’s responsibility to become trained. It’s your responsibility to train them in a loving way that builds a family relationship, with training methods that make sense to your little canine student. And, most importantly, you have to start as soon as possible!
You want a happy, smart, well-adjusted friend. If you let your puppy get away with bad behavior for a while, they’ll be confused later when you suddenly start to correct them. Starting immediately is key, because just as training your puppy is habit-forming, non-training is habit-forming too!
Loyal friend, or local nuisance?
Family mascot, or failed misfit?
It’s up to you.
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How to train a puppy? In friendly, humane steps!
Write these down – memorize them – and promise your puppy that you will train them…
- …With positive reinforcement. Puppies are similar to humans, because they feel good inside when they “get something right.” But, they don’t know they got it right unless you heap praise on them, give them a cookie, and play with them. When they do a good job, shower them with praise (and treats)!
- …Starting right away. If he or she is already at your home, puppies have an emotional need to know how they’re expected to fit into the pack. If you make them wait, it will stress them out.
- …Knowing that you are responsible for your puppy’s successful training – not them. Never be harsh. They are trying to understand you. If you’ve started training your puppy late, they’re going to be confused. Even if you start right away, they won’t learn instantly, so give it time… and patience!
Puppies are young, rambunctious, and impulsive – so getting super-serious with long training sessions, is not helpful to their state of mind. A puppy is similar to a child. Make your puppy’s training a casual part of their early life. Start simple. Do it often. Make sure they know when they got it right or wrong. Be very consistent, both with your overall reactions and with specific words. Don’t scare them, hurt them, or let them get confused, because those emotions affect their ability to learn social lessons.
One more basic rule to keep in mind: dogs follow the emotional cues given by their masters. If you want them to be confident in their training, you must be consistent and sure. Remember that they’re going to make mistakes – it’s a learning process. If you help your puppy believe they can be a good dog, they will learn to be a good dog quicker then making them feel bad.
Finally, puppy training is fun and rewarding, so long as you quit procrastinating, and take the steps that lead to success. In the end, you’ll have a bond of love and trust, which the two of you earned together, and can cherish throughout their long life (and you’ll have peace of mind, and control of your house again!).
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Basic Puppy Training, and Puppy-Owner Training
German shepherd in a 500 square foot city apartment? Poodle on the farm? Maybe not! Your personality, your environment, and your habits and schedule – all these will be factors in your dog’s life. Choose the dog that will make you happy, and the puppy that you can provide the best home for, with this information.
Just like a baby human, a puppy thinks everything is supposed to go in its mouth. Nipping at people when annoyed, biting during play, and slobbering on everything – these are normal in the dog world, but you’d rather wean your puppy off this behavior. Here’s how.
Training your puppy to communicate that he or she needs to go outside and “go potty,” is usually the most important first step. It can be dirty business, but somebody’s got to do it!
Your puppy will probably be inside and alone some days, while you’re at work, or on vacation, or out visiting. On those days, you’ll need your puppy to be trained to know what the paper, or the litterbox, is for.
Aside from keeping them safe during travel, the crate helps you and your puppy around the house, especially during early training. Teach your puppy to enjoy a little indoor solitude, or to show them what to avoid.
If your puppy grows up without proper socialization, they might grow up to fear unknown dogs, humans and other animals. Puppy socialization training shows them how to make friends, instead of acting out when strangers are near.
Leash-Training for Puppies
The leash isn’t supposed to be a tug-of-war with your dog. A well-trained puppy will obediently stay by your heels, and rarely, or never, force you to restrain them. This keeps everyone safer, and it’s the sign of an obedient dog who enjoys a relaxing walk. Learn about leash-training your puppy here.
Training Puppies for Basic Obedience to Verbal Commands
Dogs are smart enough to learn hundreds of words. Starting early, train your puppy to obey the basics: “sit,” “stay,” “no,” “down,” “outside,” etc. Start simple with the essentials, and your puppy will expect to learn more as he grows.
Different dogs have different lifestyles, and you’ll want to know how to feed them for the best health. Start your puppy out right – read about different feeding formulas here.
Tips on Shopping: Puppy Training School
The right obedience school helps you and your puppy with many of these issues I’ve discussed. If a professional trains your puppy in basic obedience and social behaviors, it solves many of these issues perfectly by laying the best possible foundation. Get advice on choosing a dog trainer here.
How to Train a Puppy -Dealing with Puppy Problems
Prevent Non-Stop Barking
Repetitive, excessive barking is a common social problem with under-trained and under-socialized dogs. If your puppy has picked up the “endless barking” habit, or any excessive barking habit, click here for help to train against it.
Puppies with Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety is one thing you never want your puppy to develop. Anxiety is torture, which explains why puppies who experience separation anxiety tend to act out and develop major behavioral problems. Everyone who owns a puppy needs to read this!
What to Do When Behavior Problems Arise
Everybody has quirks, puppies included. Behavior problems should be corrected early to prevent long-term habits. When your puppy starts developing a bad habit, this information will help you train him or her to get back on track with correct behavior.
The clicker is a fantastic tool that helps you reduce the time spent on each and every kind of dog training. Whether you’re house training your puppy, correcting problem behaviors, or teaching new tricks, the clicker makes dog training quicker and easier.