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Wednesday, 14 December 2011

3 Important Tips When Training Your Puppy

 3 Important Tips When Training Your Puppy:
There are as many ways to raise a puppy as there are to raising a child.
In fact, one way per family in general!
But most of us agree that when it comes to children, certain things are universal and undisputed.
Here are three things that a lot of people just do not think of when it comes to raising their dogs, however.
How many times have we heard, "My dog just won't listen to me", or "He just won't behave!"

Dogs do not understand English until we teach them.
The thing we all love about puppies the most is the way they live for us, the way they focus all they have on us, the way our lives become theirs.
in the beginning, they study us to learn our body language, our facial expressions and our language.
Until we teach them the English language, it's all they have. If we say, "Wanna go out?" one day, "Have to go potty?" the next day, and, "Hafta pee?" the third day, if they DO figure out what we want, it is because we have picked up the leash and moved toward the door with a happy face!
If you want to speed up his training by three-fold, teach him YOUR language. 
Pick a command for EACH behavior and stick with it.
Tell all in your family to use the same words and commands, and your puppy will amaze you at how much faster he learns.
2. Puppy resting metabolism along faster than we think.
Your puppy is younger, faster growing, more food and water he needs to fuel its metabolism, and that in many cases to go potty.
Do not punish your dog when he missed a house collapse.
This is your fault.
Age your puppy in the coming weeks and determine the size of him, how often he must go create.
Once an hour is not too often for a large 6-week old puppy, especially if it is summertime.
Dogs love the exciting smells outdoors, so there is no excuse to not have him housebroken by 7-8 weeks of age.
Right after a nap, after he eats and after grooming are the key times, and he will signal you.
If he he is happily chewing a toy and gets up suddenly with his nose to the floor, move quickly!
And every time he goes potty outside, praise him to high heaven!
"What a good BOYY!", "GOOD go potty!" and the like.
 Dogs love our happy faces, and they will do anything to get it.
3. Dogs live for our facial expressions and body language.
Because of this, the worst punishment you ever need to give your dog is a scowl and to turn away from him. 
You can see his tail fall down and his face get so sad.
He will learn the lesson, I guarantee it.
But his attention span is only 3-5 minutes, so do not scorn him any longer. 
Love him up and give him your happy face again.
Physical punishment is never necessary.
Use consistent commands and loving praise and he will know what you want of him before you know.
He will become a master of your body language and facial expressions in no time at all.
Naturally there are many aspects of training your puppy well.
Loving kindness works just as well for puppies as it does with children, creating a happy, well-adjusted and obedient dog for life.
These three important tips, used consistently with confidence, will start him well on his way.

Important Tips To Training Your Puppies

Important Tips To Training Your Puppies:
All of us dream of parenting the perfect dog, a pup that is a CGC or canine good citizen and is well behaved and dependable at all times.
 Well dreams do come true if the training is done with care and dedication.
Remember pups learn from day one and need to be taught what is right, what is wrong, and proper socialization.
Pups are like children, they need constant supervision and training.
Training a pup need not be an ordeal all you need to keep in mind are a few simple rules:
•Until your pup learns you need to keep an eye on him at all times.
When you cannot then you must crate him.
Create a schedule for the pup this will help the pup settle down quickly.
The schedule must include things like hourly bath rooming visits, eating times, rest periods, walks, play time, training, and so on.
A pup that has a busy day has no time to be bored and get into mischief.
Teach the pup to respect you.
Dogs live in packs and instinctively follow a leader.
If you establish your leadership in no uncertain terms then training will become easy as the pup will obey you at all times and not challenge your authority.
•Use only positive training methods.
Never shout at, hit, or punish a dog. It is not just cruel but can lead to behavioral problems.
Use of electric shocks, prong collars, sprays, and so on could hurt the animal.
•Teach the pup “nothing in life is free.” This is a system that is widely acknowledged as a useful training tool.
If you practice this, the pup will learn that to get something like love, a walk, or treat, he must behave well.
•To correct a behavior you must catch the pup in the act and startle him by rattling a can of pebbles.
Once you have done this make him correct his behavior and immediately offer him a treat and praise.
•Teach the meaning of “No,” from day one.
Do not encourage behaviors like jumping, mouthing, tug-o-war, barking, or running out of open gates and doors.
Praise good behavior and ignore or walk away when there is bad behavior.
The pup will learn that if he misbehaves he will loose his companion/playmate.
 Pups do not recall what happened earlier so scolding him after an event is of no use.
•Always call/use his name positively.
Never say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will cause confusion and the pup will think that if you call his name then it is something bad.
The pup must associate his name with happy events like hugs, petting, walks, treats, and such.
If this happens he will come willingly when you call out his name.
•Create a training schedule that is short and sweet say 10 minutes thrice a day.
Long repetitive lessons can be boring and the pup will loose interest in learning. Make learning fun and use trick training to teach commands like sit, down, come and so on.
•Bond with the pup and both of you will enjoy your lessons.
The pup must look forward to spending time with you and not avoid you by running away or hiding.
Be sure to socialize the pup early.
Socialization is one of the most important lessons.
The pup must learn to be around other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities.
So, slowly introduce the pup when he is little to everyday activities and sounds.
Take him to the mall/ park, introduce him to children and other pets, and make him unafraid of the vacuum and garden hose.
•Learn all about crate training, leash walking, house breaking, as well as food training.
These are kindergarten lessons that every pup must master.
Know about all the idiosyncrasies as well as peculiarities of the breed this will give you valuable insights on how to successfully train the pup.
As a pet-parent you have many choices.
You could choose to train the dog yourself or register at a professional training school.
Training a dog has many stages:
kindergarten, obedience training, doggy sports, showing and conformation, as well as other aspects like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, and so on.
What level you choose to train depends on you as well as the learning abilities of your dog.
 As you know, different dogs like humans have varied talents.
Choose well and both you and your pup will have fun times together.

Teach yor Dog Tricks

To teach your dog tricks even easy ones you need to have some small reward treats, be in a quiet suitable place and keep the training sessions to 10 - 15 minutes or your dog will start to get board, remember when he gets something right lots of praise and a reward treat, just be careful not to get him over excited or he will loose concentration.
Get your dog you clutch, and get the first dog special seating, and then says, "claw" of the word,you take your dog's paw in the hand, and give you the treatment of the dog, repeat this, and after a few time does not take a quick coupler, and a word used back then to one,
you should find that he brings his paw, as you say the word, if he is not to say again that at the same time, do it several times and slow reaction.
After 2 or 3 sessions most dogs pick this one up quite happily.
The high five, like a lot of tricks the high five is a progression of an earlier trick, in this cast the paw trick.
Hold a treat in your fingers and raise your hand slightly higher than you would for the paw trick.
You dog will think you want to do the paw trick and will reach for the treat with his paw as we taught him earlier, as he reaches up you say “high five” and give him the treat.
Once your dog has mastered the paw trick this one should be very easy to learn and with just a few sessions he will be doing it on hand signal rather than voice control.
Getting your dog to jump through a hoop, before you start this one
I would just like to ask you to be a little sensible and not hold the hoop too high as you do not want your dog to heart himself while doing the trick.
Sit your dog on one side of a hoola hoop, get the dogs attention on your hand on the other side of the hoop take a treat in your hand and give the dog the command to release him from the sit, at first he may attempt to go around or under the hoop, if this happens start again, your dog wants the treat and will soon learn that going around or under does not get it so he will soon start going through it, when he does say hoopla and give him the treat.
He will soon be jumping through the hoop on the command of hoopla.
When I started doing this trick I had a medium sized dog (a Labrador) so I started with the hoop 6 inches from the ground and slowly raised it to waist height, if you have a smaller dog you might want to start with the hoop touching the ground so the dog just goes through the hoop and then slowly raise it as he gets used to the trick.