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More Puppy Training

 

Puppy Training doesn't have to be difficult or boring. In addition to the basic commands like sit, stay, down, come, and stay. You and your puppy can have fun working on a little more advanced training that works on your puppies individual talents. It will also help with bad behavior.

When you first start thinking of getting your family a new puppy, one of the things that you should consider is how you are going to deal with puppy training. There are a lot of different ways that you can do puppy training, and whichever way you decide to use, it's important to remember that training your puppy is one of the most valuable and rewarding things that you can do to build the greatest possible relationship with your new best friend. You will be happy you did.

It's also about teaching your dog about acceptable behaviors, and how to respond to you and the family. This means that when you are training your puppy you will be teaching it to learn some basic commands, such as sit and stay, and also having fun by learning how to walk on a leash and play fetch with a favorite toy.

One of the best things you can do for your new pet is socializing. You need to get your puppy used to other animals and people. They will need to learn how to be around them and accept them. If you don't socialize your pet you could end up with a older dog or puppy that growls, barks, and nips when it comes in contact with them. The more exposure to new experiences that you puppy can have the better, puppies are naturally resilient to new situations, and if you can introduce them to a range of situations when they are young, they are less likely to become distressed or frightened when they are older. A great place to take your puppy is to the local train station or bus station, especially during the busy periods. This is a good way to socialize your puppy with people and get them used to crowds. You can start by carrying your puppy is they seem a little scared, but as they get used to the strange situation and their confidence builds, you should put them down on their leash and then work to walking around. The same applies for busy roads, especially if you live in an area where you will regularly walk your dog beside a busy road. Pet stores are also a wonderful place to socialize your new puppy. They will come in contact with other people and their pets.

Most people start training their puppies at home. This is a good idea because that's where you and your puppy spend the most time together. They will be focused and have less distractions. I would suggest that you eventually take them to train outside your home for the socialization and distraction factor. Many people avoid puppy training because they see it to be time consuming and complicated, not to mention expensive if they take their dog to puppy training classes. If people actually take the time to figure out the price of training divided by the lifetime of their pet, it is mere pennies. Puppy training will make for a happier dog, and training your puppy effectively can be achieved in as little as ten minutes a day. If you always work on training in a place where it is quiet your puppy will never learn to be focused on you if there is other kinds of distractions. You want your dog to be totally focused on you no matter what is going on around them and that is what puppy training classes will do for you.

As I mentioned above training doesn't have to be boring, so use things that your dog does on a daily bases and turn them into a trained behavior. This is one of the easiest ways of training a behavior. If your puppy does something that you find cute or adorable you need to reward your puppy every time they do it. For example, your puppy takes a long deep stretch every morning after waking up and to you it looks as if they are taking a bow. I want you to praise and reward them every time you see them doing it. When you do this for a period of time and place it with a verbal command such as "bow" your dog has just learned a new trick. Who would have thought it could be so simple.

Always remember positive reinforcement goes a long way. With that and a few treats you will be able to teach your puppy anything. Have fun and happy training.