Having a well-trained puppy is important. Not only does this make you look good in your associates’ and neighbors’ eyes, but it additionally means infrequent accidents for you to clean up. Furthermore, a well-trained puppy means a well-trained grown-up dog. We are going to list you the best practices of training a puppy.
Being that you came to petsgrooms, you must be motivated. Here are five essential tips to make your puppy’s training easier for you and hopefully more successful.
Here are our 5 best tips on training a puppy
1. Be Patient
If you are calm, your puppy will be less excitable. Furthermore, please, no yelling — your puppy is just a toddler. Remember, you are training your pup how to do things correctly because it does not understand any better, the poor thing.
2. Treat Theory
We are talking bribery here, plain and manageable. When your puppy does something that is good, reward the performance immediately with lots of praise and a tasty, healthy treat. If it makes you feel great, you can call the bribery “positive reinforcement.” The intent is, your puppy will remember what results when it does something good and will continue doing it.
3. Secret Ignoring Business
Puppies think the entire universe rotates around them, and one of the best things in life is all the care and recognition they get (and treats, of course). If your puppy does something mischievous, do not yell or reprimand; good or bad, it is still attention. Just move away and ignore it. This method is very powerful and is used to show the pup what you deem to be unacceptable behavior.
4. Replacement Therapy
A puppy does not understand what it can and can not do until it is told. Rather than punishing your pup when it nibbles on a shoe, say “no” in a firm voice, and then take the object away, replacing it with one of the puppy’s proper chew toys. Immediately praise and reward it for chewing on the “good” toy. Soon, your little puppy will be accustomed to the rules of the house.
5. Be Consistent
This says it all. Make sure that you are consistent with everything you do so your puppy does not get messy. Dog therapy and anti-anxiety treatment for an erratic puppy can be costly down the road, so better to make the steps right the first time.
House Training Your Puppy
Experts advise confining the puppy to limited space, whether that means in a crate, in a small, but spacious room, or on a leash. As your puppy masters that he needs to go outside to do his own business, you can slowly give him some more freedom to wander about the house.
When you start to house train, follow these steps:
- Retain the puppy on a consistent feeding program and take away his food between meals.
- Take puppy out to discharge first thing in the morning and then once every 30 minutes to an hour. Additionally, always take him outside after feeds or when he wakes from a nap. Ensure he goes out the last thing at night and before he’s left alone.
- Take the puppy to the same point each time to do his business. His smell will prompt him to go.
- Stay with him outside, at least until he is house trained.
- When your little puppy eliminates outside, appreciate him or give him a treat. A walk around the block is a nice reward.
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Using a Crate to House Train Puppy
A case can be a good idea for house training your little puppy, at least in a short time. It will enable you to keep an eye on him for symptoms he needs to go and train him to hold it until you unlock the crate and let him go outside.
Here are a few guidelines and tips for using a crate:
- Make sure it is big enough for the puppy to stand, turn around, and rest down, but not large enough for him to use a corner as his bathroom.
- If you are applying the crate for more than two hours at any given time, make sure the puppy has fresh water supply, preferably in a dog water dispenser that you can attach to the crate.
- If you can’t be home throughout the house training period, make sure that somebody else gives him a small break in the middle of the day for the first 8 months.
- Don’t use a crate if the pup is eliminating in it. Eliminating in the crate could have different meanings: he may have brought bad manners from the shelter or pet store where he existed before; he may not be getting outside regularly; the crate may be too large, or he may be too young to hold it in.
Signs That Your Puppy Needs to Eliminate
barking, Whining, circling, sniffing, or, if your puppy is unconfined, barking or scraping at the door, are all indications he needs to go. Take him out right away.