This session gives you an idea of when to start training your puppy, what commands have to be used and how to train him easily in your house.
Just as every new human member of a household must be trained properly to behave in the house, the same goes to dogs as well. Dogs, by nature, are pack animals with a well-defined social order. It wants to please you most of the times. And for that, it has to be trained properly. A well-trained dog makes everyone in the house happy. Only thing to keep in mind is that it will take some time to do so.
Be the Pack Leader:
The basic training makes him to think that you are the leader and not just a member like him. So while teaching him the basics, you should take on the role of the pack leader. Puppies usually can sense our confidence levels easily and will take the control if they find us weakened. When this happens, it gives a chance for them to develop bad behaviors 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 training your puppy from the time it arrives home. Why are we starting to train him from the Day 1? Simply because it will be full of energy and it is easy to train him better. Remember - The sooner the better. Also, it doesn’t possess any bad habit at that time and so it is easy for us to train him to be obedient.
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 recognizd 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 training starts.
Behavioral, obedience and toilet trainings are some of the basic trainings one must give their dogs.
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 your pet throughout this training process. Try to learn your dog’s natural behavior soon and satisfy the it’s natural instincts. All this will help you to communicate to your dog effectively.
You can start teaching the basic commands to your pupp from when it is of six weeks old. Always reward your puppy for what he does. Do not punish him for not obeying the orders. Keep training them until they unerstand and follow you. Train them regularly and make sure the training should be fun for your puppy..
Train your dog to follow some basic commands:
Sit: It is the simple command to teach your dog first. Helps to control your dog in any situation.
Drop: Another important command. This command is to drop whatever he has in his mouth (Helps to prevent any possible harm from the foods/objects 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 help to prevent from any potential harm to your pet.
Other types of training:
It should start as soon as your puppy gets home. The schedule should be to 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 once it wakes up. Also make sure to take them out after eating, drinking and during or after play 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 to eliminate if he is not eliminating.
Reward your puppy every time she eliminates outdoors: It is a good practice to praise him immediately after he finished his elimination outdoors. It is important to praise him for eliminating outside since it is the only and best way to remind him what is expected.
Put your puppy on a regular feeding schedule: Puppy/Dog is usually been feed two or three times a day. Depending on the feeding schedule, it develops 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 water 3 hours before his bed time to reduce elimination during night hours. Most of the puppies won’t eliminate for about approximately 8 hours.
Paper-train properly: If the puppy is to be left alone for a long period of time, then it is necessary to make sure that it has enough space for sleeping, playing and for elimination. In the area whichhas been chosen for elimination, 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 any paper or towel to let him know that it is the place for elimination.
Avoid biscuit training
It is one of the biggest mistakes we usually do - to treat puppy/dog with biscuits for getting his work done. It will eventually become a problem because it will start to listen to your commands only when you’re feeding them. This is the reason why it is not advised to treat your dog during the training sessions.
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 will be used to go to the crates on his own to take a nap or just to get away from any other 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 what is good for your puppy and what is not. Grooming, clipping nails, giving medicines, 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 habits.
Prevent Nuisance Barking:
It is a good practice to stop your dog from excessive/nuisnace barking. It may sometimes annoy your neighbours. Teach your dog not to bark without any 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 along with the old commands the dog has already learned so that they do not forget them. Stayipositive and take time to play with your dog during the training sessions. It will make him understand that following commands is happy and rewarding.