Puppy Training is for every dog, regardless of breed, size or temperament and puppy training is one of the fun parts about having a new member of your family. Training your new puppy is a vital and necessary component of a well-adjusted, well-behaved dog and good quality training is widely recognized as a huge step in deriving maximum pleasure from a well controlled and obedient dog.
With puppy training and socialization now considered as the single most important step you can take in that preparation it is usually best to start the training program for puppies that are aged between 7 and 20 weeks of age. The work involved in training your new puppy can be frustrating, especially when your puppy has an accident or needs to relearn something you have already taught him, but remember that hitting and yelling are counterproductive.
How to Train Your Puppy
Training requires the use of positive and motivational approaches to receive the best out of your puppy and is something to be considered at the very earliest opportunity. Initiating training for your puppy where you expect him or her to go to the bathroom is probably the one most critical parts of the process along with a central theme of stopping any behavioral problems before they become established. Personal training classes are a great way to learn how to bring you closer to your puppy and he or she will become more responsive to your commands and gestures. Training will also establish a line of communication with your puppy ensuring the dog will be in a better position to understand and respond to your commands.
Puppy training is challenging and trying at times, but you don’t need to be a professional trainer in order to teach your puppy acceptable and desirable behaviours and here are a few expert tips to get you started:
- Instead of focusing on punishing negative behaviour, try to focus on rewarding good behaviour while ignoring or correcting undesired behaviour (rewarding means every single time he is obedient and responds to your commands).
- Try to determine what triggers the behaviour and minimize or avoid it.
- You should never hit or spank your dog as this can only lead to more problems for you are your dog (if your dog is experiencing behaviour problems, it could be through boredom or lack of exercise).
Puppy training is not only a simple but also an enriching experience and is fun bringing you emotionally closer to your canine friend. Lessons themselves can provide your dog with the best opportunity possible to gain the skills and confidence he or she needs to become a well-behaved and sociable adult dog.
Recognize though, puppy training is demanding and exasperating at times, but you do not have to be a qualified trainer in order to educate your puppy in satisfactory and suitable behaviours. Small pups, the same as children, learn from trial and error and as a consequence, if your dog scolds himself on something hot, for instance, it is highly improbable that he would ever do it a second time.