Fundamental Tips On How To Train Your Puppy
One of the most and exciting fun filled events, besides bringing a new baby into your home, is when you bring a new puppy into your home. Everyone is excited and can hardly wait to get their hands on this funny little creature which has entered their life. What’s your biggest issue with training your dogs bad habits?
However, there is one thing you must think about among all the fun and excitement of the first few days of having a new pet in your home.
You must think about how to train your puppy and the type of behavior you are going to want this little fellow to exhibit to you and your family.
The purpose of this article is to express some fundamental theories on how to start training a puppy.
In the majority of cases when your new doggy is brought into your household it will demonstrate timidity and nervousness, even to the point of shivering. This is a normal reaction on the part of the dog.
However, it is up to you, as the master to dispel this sense of fear and unease on the part of the dog as quickly as possible.
One of the quickest ways to do this, especially if the pet is six to eight weeks old is to hold your pet in your arms, allowing the pet to grow calm and to begin to build a trust with you as its master.
During this period of time it is important to have direct eye contact with the animal, stroking and speaking softly to it.
This tactic will be your first step in establishing, that all important bond of trust, which in turn will make training your dog much easier as time progresses.
You should allow the new addition to your home to get used to the surroundings and the people in the household.
However, don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to begin the training. Puppies are somewhat like children, in the sense they can quickly pick up bad habits if you don’t set boundaries for them.
When setting these boundaries, you should always use a firm but friendly voice with direct eye contact. Always be consistent about the rule you are establishing and don’t vary from it.
An example, of this, would be if you started off keeping the dog off the furniture, but then from time to time, you allowed the puppy to climb in your lap and then jump on the furniture.
When you do this you are sending a mixed set of signals to the dog and it will confuse the animal, which in turn will delay the ultimate result you are looking for.
One of the other things you will quickly realize, when training your pup, is the tone of your voice and body language will be your strongest tool during the training period and throughout the years with your dog.
Regardless, of the type of breed, your K-9 is they are extremely sensitive to how you convey your message to them.
Therefore, all of your training commands should be conveyed with a firm but friendly tone and non-threatening body language.
This does not mean you cannot express anger, frustration or disappointment with your pet. You can accomplish this by simply allowing your voice tone to reflect the emotion you are experiencing.
It is not necessary to resort to physical abuse or even yelling at the top of your voice.
Speak the dogs name and use short phrases such as; “Stop! Now” and make eye contact with your pet.
The animal will sense your mood and will respond accordingly the majority of the time.
The next best tool in your arsenal for training your puppy is going to be patience and a willingness to be repetitious throughout the training. Repetition, Repetition, Repetition should become your mantra.
How to train your puppy is not that difficult. You simply must be willing to put the work and effort into it so you and your puppy will be much happier.
Learn more here on my online guide for how to train your dog not to bark which shows you how to understand and stop annoying dog habits like barking, jumping on people, destroying stuff and begging.
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