This session gives you an idea of when to start training your puppy, what commands have to be used and how to train him properly in the house.
Just as every new human member of a household must be trained properly to behave in the house the same goes to dogs also. By their nature, dogs are pack animals with a well-defined social order. It wants to please you most of the times. For that, it has to be trained properly. A well-trained dog makes all of you happy in the house. It will take some time to do so.
Be the Pack Leader:
Though the basic training makes him to think that you are the leader and not like him. So in teaching him the basic training, you take on the role of pack leader. Puppies usually sense our level of confident and it will take control if we found to be weakened. When this happened, it will develop bad behavior such as excessive barking, chewing, leash-pulling, or anxiety.
Below are the some of the basic details on how to train your dog:
When to start training your Dog:
It is necessary to start the puppy’s training from the time it arrives home. Why we are starting to train him the Day 1 it arrives? It will be full of energy and it is easy to train him better. Also it doesn’t possess any bad habit so it is easy for us to train him to be obedience.
Two essential words:
Two words which have to be used more often compared to others are shown below:
The first word is puppy’s name which has to be used often in order to make him recognized that you are calling him. Also praise him when he responds to you and comes to you.
The second word is "no." And "no" means "stop whatever you're doing right now." He should learn this before the start of training.
There are two types of training: behavioral and obedience Behavioral training:
It will help to prevent or correct your puppy or Dog from bad habits such as Car chasing, jumping, climbing on furniture, loud barking, begging etc…It is essential for you to follow the training throughout this training process. Try to learn dog’s natural behavior and satisfying the dog’s natural instinct along with exercise will help you to communicate to your dog effectively.
You can start teaching your puppy the basic commands from the age of six weeks. Always reward your puppy for what he does. Don’t punish him for not obeying the orders. Keep training the dogs for 5 minutes and regularly. The training has to be fun for your puppy /Dog.
Train your dog for following some basic commands:
Sit: It is a simple command to teach first to control your Dog of any situation.
Drop: Another important command is to drop whatever he has in his mouth (May prevent from any harm he picks).
Stay: Teaches your dog to remain still, calm, and in one place.
Heel: Teaches your dog to stay close to you as you walk, with or without a lead
Come: This command helps your dog/ puppy to come to you immediately. It will helps to prevent from potentially harm to your pet.
Other types of training:
It should start as long as your puppy gets home. The schedule should teach him when to when to eat, when to play and when to potty.
Take your puppy outside: It is always necessary to take your puppy outside for every two hours and immediately after wake up, after eating or drinking and after or during plat time.
Pick a bathroom spot outside: It is necessary to have a common spot outside for your puppy/Dog to use for elimination. While it is eliminating, use a word or phrase called “Go now”. This will remind him for elimination if he is not eliminating.
Reward your puppy every time she eliminates outdoors: It is always good practice to praise him immediately after he finished his elimination at outdoor. It is important to praise him for eliminating outside is the only way to remind him what is expected.
Put your puppy on a regular feeding schedule: Puppy/Dog has usually been feed two or three times a day. Depending on the schedule for feeding, it comes out as a schedule for elimination. So it is easy for you to train him.
Pick up your puppy's water dish: It is necessary to give it before 3 hours of his bed time to reduce elimination during night hours. Most of the puppy won’t eliminate for about approximately 8 hours.
Paper-train properly: If the puppy is left alone for long period then it is necessary to make sure that it has enough space for sleeping, playing and for elimination. In the area that has be chosen for elimination then use paper or sod box. You can also find dog-litter products at a pet supply store. If you clean up any mess then put up any paper or towel to let him know that it is the place for elimination.
Avoid biscuit training
It is the big mistake that we usually do to treat puppy/dog for his work done. It is advised not to treat your dog during training session because it will listen to your commands whenever you’re feeding them.
It is the best place for your puppy/dog to be safe. At first it may be unhappy to have his movement stopped but later it used to go crate on his own to take a nap or just to get away from household activities. When your puppy is used to his crate, it will be easy to take him visiting, for trips in the car, or to the vet.
Acceptance of handling:
It is necessary for your puppy/dog to accept you as a leader. You’re the one to decide which is good for your puppy and what is not. Grooming, clipping nails, giving medicine, removing a tick, putting on a collar or harness. These are the things which you have to decide and not your puppy/dog.
It is same as the way of acceptance of handling; it is good to train your puppy/dog to teach how to be with humans and also train to have good habit.
Prevent Nuisance Barking:
It is good practice to prevent your dog’s barking otherwise which will annoy your neighbors. Teach your dog not to bark without real provocation. If your dog's barking is causing problems while you're away from home, try a silencing collar.
Each of these training sessions should include any new commands you are trying as well as old commands the dog has already learned. So the dog does not forget them. Always be consistent. Staying positive and taking the time to play with your dog during sessions will teach him that following commands is happy and rewarding.