Having a well-trained puppy not only makes your puppy well-trained; it also means that you will have fewer accidents to clean up. In addition, a well-trained puppy means that you will also have a well-trained grown up dog. The following are tips on how to train your puppy.
There are several tips that will help such as being patient. If you remain as calm as possible during the training, your puppy will be less nervous.
Another tip is giving a treat to your puppy when he or she has shown good behavior.
Give lots of praise and a healthy treat. Of course, this is bribery but it will bring about good results. Puppies are like children; when they receive praise and a treat when they have done something good, they will continue to good things.
Puppies, like children, also think that everything revolves around them; however, when they do something wrong, it is better to move away and ignore it, instead of yelling at them. By simply moving away from them and ignoring it, you are showing them that their behavior is unacceptable.
Keep in mind; puppies don’t know what they can or cannot do until someone tells them so. For example, instead of punishing your puppy when he or she chews on the leg of a chair, replace it with a chewable toy.
Most importantly, be consistent with your puppy. By being consistent with how you handle your puppy, you will not confuse him. In addition, a well-trained puppy will not only make you look good in the neighborhood and in the eyes of your family and neighbors, it will also mean fewer accidents.
One of the most important parts of puppy training is house training your puppy. Most experts agree that a puppy should begin house training when he or she is between 12 and 16 weeks old.
When you begin to house train, follow these step: keep your puppy on a regular feeding schedule, take him out to eliminate first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour. Take him out after meals or once he awakens from a nap.
Always take him to the same spot each time. His scent will help him to go. Stay with him outside until he is house trained. Once he has done his business outside, praise him or give him a treat. Your puppy will let you know when he has to go; he will circle, whine, sniff or bark. In addition, never punish your puppy for having an accident; it will only cause him to fear you.
To conclude, having a well-trained puppy not only makes your puppy well-trained; it also means that you will have fewer accidents to clean up. In addition, a well-trained puppy means that you will also have a well-trained adult dog. Follow the above tips and talk with your local veterinarian today for more information. Find out about the many benefits you can have by having a puppy in your home.