3 Important Things To Remember When Training Your Puppy

Carl J Johnson By Carl J Johnson, 19th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/386uyn9m/
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There are many ways to train a puppy. In fact, one entry per family in general! Most of us agree that when it comes to children, certain things are common and accepted. 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 will not listen to me", or "He just will not behave!"

Puppy Training

The younger your puppy is, the faster he is growing, the more food and water he needs to boost his metabolism, and the more often he has to go potty. Do not punish your puppy when he makes a house-breaking mistake. These are YOUR responsibility. Your puppy's age in weeks and his breed size determine how often he must go out. 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 reason, why he should not be housebroken by 7-8 weeks of age. Right after a nap, after he eats and after grooming are the key times, and he will show us. If he is happily chewing a toy and gets up suddenly with his nose to the floor, move quickly! Every time he goes potty outside praise him to high heaven! "What a good BOYY!", "GOOD go potty!" And something like that. Dogs love smiling faces, and they will do anything to get it.

1. 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 the lives of the family become theirs. In the beginning, they watch us understand the body language, the facial expressions and words. Until we teach them the English language, It is 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 one wants to speed up his training by three-fold, demonstrate him YOUR words. Choose a request for EACH behavior. Stick with it. Tell all in your family to use the same words and commands., One will learn how fast your puppy will learn.

2. A Young Puppy's Metabolism Is Racing Along Faster Than We Think

A puppy can be raised in as many ways as to raise a child. In fact, one entry per family in general! Most of us agree that when it comes to children, certain things are common and recognized. 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 will not listen to me", or "He just will not behave!"

3. Dogs Live For Facial Expressions And Body Language

Because of this, the worst punishment ever needed to give your dog is a scowl and to turn away from him. One can see his tail fall. His face gets sad. He will learn the lesson. I guarantee it. His attention span is 3-5 minutes. One must not scorn him any longer. Love him. Give him your smiling face again. Physical punishment is never necessary. Use consistent commands and loving praise and he will know what one wants of him before one knows. 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 properly. 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 basic tips, used consistently with confidence, will make him well on his way.

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author avatar Carl J Johnson
Born in Turku, Finland. Now living Sweden. A criminal defence lawyer for almost 40 years. Now retired. Fond of writing and reading. Spears. Swedish, Finnish, German and English.

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