Puppy Training Basics

The best time to train your dog is when it is young. The way you interact with it at this time will influence its future behavior. Puppy behavior that’s overlooked now can turn into unacceptable behavior later. Basic training will bless you with a dog that’s eager to obey and learn.

How to Effectively Train Your Puppy

Since a young pup has a short attention span, make the training lessons short and playful. Train after your puppy has had a lot of rest, and make sure it isn’t too excited. Remember that bathroom breaks before and after lessons are important. Make sure you do the following when training:

Conduct training lessons in a quiet and familiar place in the beginning. Train outside later on. Reward your student with treats made for puppies.Have toys for puppies on hand so your pup can play during breaks.

How to Crate Train Your Puppy

A dog crate will hasten potty training. To crate train your pup successfully, make sure its crate is large enough to comfortably stand up in, turn around in, and sleep in. Keep the crate in a room you frequently use. Open the crate door, and place treats inside it. After staying inside of it, reward your pup with treats. Serve meals inside the crate when you see your puppy go inside without hesitation. Close the door. Open it when the food is gone. Secure toys inside to keep your pooch happy. Shut the door to the crate for 15 minutes and stay close by. Increase the time until your puppy shows you that it’s okay with staying inside the crate when you’re not there. Allow for bathroom breaks.

Tips for Potty Training

Supervise your puppy as it learns to go to the bathroom outside, and be patient. Have your pup adhere to a daily schedule. A fifteen-minute bathroom break after eating and one after playing should be on the schedule. So should bathroom breaks after nap time and after exiting the crate.

Let pet gates keep your puppy in place when you are unable to keep an eye on it. After not having an accident for a month and seeing that your pet always lets you know when it has to go, give it access to more rooms. Potty training usually takes six months. Watch for signs your pup needs to go to the bathroom so you can take it outside in time. Let your puppy find a place to relieve itself, and immediately reward it with a treat when it’s done. Tell your pup to hurry up so that it will connect the phrase with eliminating when it hears it. Avoid punishing your puppy if it has an accident.

Tips to Train Your Puppy to Sit

Teaching a puppy to sit is easy. Just wave a treat under its nose and between its eyes. Pass it over its forehead and your pup should sit down. Reinforce the good behavior by giving your pup the treat and saying “Excellent!” Repeat this lesson until your puppy sits without you having to reward it. Tell it to sit, and praise it when it does.

Practice these lessons with your puppy every day. Before long, you will master training. Your puppy will be well trained.


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