Educating a puppy depends on the environment in which it lives, socialization with people or other animals, and direct training.
Educating a puppy and helping it become a confident dog is not easy. In this article we will explain step by step how to train your puppy effectively and in a fun way!
Learning a puppy is an important and challenging task, but also a very rewarding one. A puppy needs to learn the basic rules of living together, such as respecting space, cleanliness, obedience and socialization. To educate a puppy effectively, there are a few principles to follow:
Be consistent: establish clear rules and always apply them, with no exceptions. Don't confuse the puppy with contradictory messages or mood changes. Always use the same tone of voice and the same words to communicate with him.
Be positive: reinforce desired behaviors with rewards, such as praise, stroking or food rewards. Avoid using violence or excessive punishment, which can damage the trusting relationship between you and the puppy. If your puppy does something wrong, correct him firmly but without yelling or hitting him.
Be patient: Don't expect your puppy to learn everything right away. Each dog has its own pace and learning abilities. Respect your puppy's time and do not force him to do things he is not ready to do. Repeat exercises calmly and consistently, without getting frustrated or demoralized.
Be fun: make puppy education an enjoyable and stimulating experience for both of you. Use play as a learning and bond-building tool.
Choose games that are appropriate for the puppy's age and size and that are not too violent or dangerous. Alternate moments of play with moments of rest and relaxation.
By following these principles, you will be able to raise a puppy effectively and harmoniously, creating a relationship based on love, respect and complicity. A well-behaved puppy will be a happy and balanced dog who will give you many satisfactions and joys.
When to start and what to teach the puppy
Puppy education starts as early as 7-8 weeks with basic teachings: sit stay, come.
Start by telling him "sit"
Use a treat to entice him to sit
Once he sits, give him a treat
Home the dog to the kennel
The puppy must start and regard his kennel as a safe and quiet place. Start by taking him to the kennel for 10-minute intervals at a time when he seems most predisposed. Offer him a reward for letting him stay in the kennel.
Teach your puppy not to bite
At this age, puppies begin to fully explore the way around them, taking to their mouths and biting everything they find. This is why it is important to teach them not to bite everything and everyone. If your dog starts to bite you redirect him to a more appropriate object to bite, such as a toy.
Habituate your puppy doing his business outside the house
Start by taking your puppy outside in the morning, after eating, and after play and naps during the day. At this point he should begin to develop self-control over his own needs. Give your puppy a treat every time he goes to the bathroom outdoors.
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