How to Train a Puppy
Dog obedience is essential for a happy family pet/owner relationship. Learning a few basic puppy training methods will have you well on the way to successfully training your puppy.
Puppy Training Foundations
Motivate your pup
Once you bring your puppy home, step into his mind frame. Dogs are pack pets and like to follow a leader. If you act like one, your puppy�s biggest motivation will become making you happy.
Keep it Consistent
The only path your pup will ever learn is if there is a definite and constant connection
in the middle of your puppy�s actions and your reaction.
If your pup does something right, reward and compliment him enthusiastically. If he will something wrong, make it clear you�re not happy or ignore him.
For example, if you don�t want your puppy on the furniture, say �No� loudly and guide him off each time he climbs up. Then praise him each time he gets on the floor.
If you neglect to be consistent, your pup will be too.
There are no free rides as it pertains to treats. Make your puppy earn each one of them.
It�s better to avoid offering puppy dog food as prize each time. Start gradually replacing the treat with praise. Once your puppy has learned a command, give the treat every other time, then every third time, always praising enthusiastically. Pretty soon, your puppy will work for compliment and the occasional treat.
Dogs are not spiteful. If your pup is doing something amiss, it probably got the theory it was alright. You must teach your puppy otherwise.
First, capture him in the act. Dogs can�t connect a punishment for an action hours or even minutes ago. Never strike your puppy. Instead, when you see your pup doing something amiss, say, �No� in a razor-sharp tone. Whenever your puppy stops, compliment him and present him another thing to do like �Sit� or �Come�. Compliment him abundantly for responding.
Remember, puppy dog
training does not have to be harsh. With so many different training methods
available, choose one that best suits you and your puppy. If it doesn�t work, just try another o