9 Major Tips To Keep In Mind While Training Your Puppy.

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In this post, let us take a look at the 9 Major tips to keep in mind while training your puppy.
Key Takeaway: When your puppy is old enough, you can start training him.

Regardless of whether you are training your puppy on your own or taking some professional help, there are certain tips that will help you.Be affectionate, patient, consistent, and listen to your puppy

#1 Listen to Your Puppy

You will need to learn to listen to your puppy. If your puppy seems uncomfortable while meeting another dog, any animal or a human being, don’t insist that the puppy has to say hello to them.
Your dog is trying to tell you that he is uncomfortable and you will need to respect it.
Forcing this issue might create bigger issues down the line.

#2 Lots of Affection

More often than not, people are really good at showing their displeasure to their dog when they get upset.

However, they tend to ignore all the good things the dog does. This is a huge mistake. Dont do this while training your puppy.

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While training your puppy, You should give your puppy affection, praise, and attention when he does something right.
He needs to know that he is a good boy.This is when you should be a little generous with affection you should have.

Does the Puppy Really Like It?
Just because the bag of treats says, dog treats, doesnt mean that your dog will love it automatically.

Just like with human beings, dogs are selective about what they eat.
So, keep your eye open and figure out the kind of things he likes and genuinely enjoys.

#3 Tell Him What He Should Do

You can make use of the no command to tell your dog that he shouldnt do something.

However, this doesnt provide your dog with much information. Instead of just telling him no, you should tell him what you want him to do.

Dogs aren’t good with generalizations. If he greets someone by jumping onto them, then saying no wouldn’t be of much help.

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He might jump a little higher, move to the other side. Instead you should tell him what he is supposed to do after stopping the action he was engaged in.
So, instead tell him to sit down.That would provide the puppy with some clarity.

#4 Consistency

There needs to be consistency whenever you are training your puppy.
It is really important that all the family members are on the same page when it comes to training your puppy.
You cannot say that something is not okay while someone else allows the puppy to do that very same behavior.

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The puppy will get confused.
Also, make sure that you all use the same words to communicate with the puppy.
Someone might say off to get him off the couch or down to do the same.
In such a case, the dog gets really confused. You should avoid this.

#5 Realistic Expectations

Changing behavior takes a lot of time. You will need to have certain realistic expectations. It takes a while to change those behaviors that you find undesirable in the dog.

Usually, the regular doggie habits are the ones that take a long time to change.
These include barking, digging, and jumping to greet. It also depends on the amount of time the dog spent rehearsing such behaviors.
For instance, if your puppy was used to jumping to greet people and you let this go on for a long period of time, then you cannot expect to change such a behavior in a short period of time.
It takes a while to undo these behaviors and inculcate new ones.

#6 Good Diet

The diet that you give your dog is of great importance. The diet should depend on the amount of activity he is involved in.
For instance, a dog that is used to herding sheep will need more protein than a dog thats indoors all the time.

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A high protein diet is usually good. Make sure that your puppy gets used to eating dog food instead of human food.
Good diet is essential for the overall wellbeing of your puppy. Check with the vet and then proceed with any diet.

#7 Reinforcement

If your dog is exhibiting behaviors that you dont like, there is a really strong likelihood that it was something that was reinforced before.

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For instance, if your dog brings you his toy and barks at you to throw it, you throw the toy.

Your dog has now learned that barking will get him what he wants.
You say no to stop this and your dog starts barking even more.You might give in and throw it. This just makes your dog believe that persistence is the key.

So, instead of giving in, you can tell your dog to do something else. You cannprobably ask him to sit or stay quiet.

#8 Bribery Doesnt Work

Don’t use treat to bribe your dog. A treat should be a reward and it shouldnt be a bribe to get him to do something.
When you do this, you end up giving the dog the decision-making power. You should avoid this at any cost.

Your dog will get to decide whether or not it wants to do something.
Lessons should be a learning activity for the puppy and not something he gets to choose.Your dog should want to do the things you ask of it, when you want.

#9 Freedom

Your dog should earn its freedom in the house. But make this a gradual process.

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Most of the pet owners tend to give their pet all the freedom it wants.
When you do this, you are giving him too much freedom and giving it too soon.
This can not only lead to avoidable housebreaking accidents, but can also instill destructive behavior patterns in the puppy.

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If there are any unoccupied rooms, make use of a baby gate to seal it off.
The best way in which you can make sure that your dog stays safe is to keep him tethered to you.
Start out by showing him those places where he can be safe and you can also keep an eye out on him.

CONCLUSION

Getting a puppy home is one of the most wonderful things ever. Those 2 staring eyes would warm anyones heart.
Even if they belong to that little pup that just trashed the kitchen…
However, you can have your cake and eat it!
With everything you have learned in the Puppy Training of Our website (Pets Care), you now have all the tools and techniques you need to train your pup and turn him into a well-behaving dog.

Here are some of the things you need to also learn:

  1. The 5 most important commands to teach your Puppy.
  2. Understanding your pups body language.
  3. Crate training
  4. Housebreaking
  5. Bad behaviors You must correct your puppy

It will take some time, effort, and patience to train your pup. But trust me, its so worth it!
Start out with simple word while training your puppy. Teach your puppy to understand certain basic words and commands.
Once this is done, you can start with crate training. Respect training and acceptance training should be started immediately.

Housebreaking takes a while, so start as soon as you can.Once you have got these things down, you can start teaching your puppy some tricks.

And remember: Don’t ever lose your patience with your puppy and keep trying.
Finally, without realizing it, you are also building a relationship with your puppy.
If you teach him boundaries with love and care, it will not only learn what it can and cannot do, but also that you can be trusted.

And he will pay you back tenfold! I wish you and your puppy all the best — and lots of fun! — when applying everything you have learned.

Best regards from Pets Care.

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