How to train your puppy

dogA new canine arrival to the family is always an exciting time for anybody. Your cute little puppy will automatically be flooded with attention and will never feel lonely. Eventually though, you will come to realise that it takes more than care and attention to truly look after your puppy and make sure it matures into a well-adjusted and trusted member of your family and your society, the last thing I’m sure any owner wants is for their puppy to be put down because they do something harmful to somebody or another animal.

The way you approach your puppy’s training will shape the way your puppy will eventually grow up. Your puppy is totally reliant on you like a parent and child thusly you need to teach them things that will help them mold their character, temperament, and overall behavior.
Having a set feeding regime is one of the first things that can help your puppy mold into a routine. Picking the right dog food, although it may seem non-irrelevant in a training respect, can actually really help your puppy in the long run. A regular regime of puppy food will help your pet grow and give them the right kind of diet. A human’s diet can affect mood and overall character and it’s no different for a dog.

The three words you need to remember when training your puppy are; encourage, praise and rewards (also known as positive reinforcement) The sooner you start training your puppy the sooner you will see improvements in their behavior. Some people, when they first get their puppy are surprised when they bite and chew things, bark or use your house as one big toilet, but that is a puppy and the only way you can fix that is with training.

The first thing most owners want to look at is house training. Stopping your dog from using your house is a toilet can be tricky sometimes but is the most important thing for your puppy to learn to save you and the dog stress. Keeping an eye on your dog food and how much water your dog has taken on board can help you estimate when your dog will need to go to the toilet. Being able to calculate this (around two hours after they have eaten) can help you take your puppy into the garden or somewhere outside and do their business. Positive reinforcement in this position will help your dog understand that this is where they should do their pooing and weeing.

Social interaction is also key. Introducing your puppy to the sights and sounds of the world is a crucial time. It helps reinforce the bond you and your animal have, as well as introducing your pet to other dogs and helping them make these connections and interactions that will again further their character. Taking your dog out regular also offers chances for more training, such as the leash and call back command training.

Overall the sooner you begin to train your puppy in the basics, the quicker they can establish themselves as a well-rounded animal. Too many animals these days are being neglected when it comes to their training and can often pay the ultimate price which causes untold heartache. All it takes it’s a couple of hours a day to research training methods and put them into practice and you can build an ultimate bond between you are your puppy.

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