Puppy training, house puppy training
Welcome to our puppy training page, full of articles to help
you handle your new puppy effectively. For any new puppy owner,
you will benefit from reading this article.
The first few days are extremely important. Enthusiasm and emotions
are up. If you want to train your puppy, the dog training resources
here will help you sort out the best methods available.
Training your puppy early is important for you, the owner, and your
new puppy. They need to feel secure with the rules and boundaries
they are given. Training is vital so that puppies learn to sit instead
of jump on people, learn to go potty outside rather than on the carpet,
learn to chew on toys instead of the furniture and learn to obey you.
Their response to your commands will keep them safe, help them to
fit in with the family routine and teach them how to do things the
right way. Puppies need to learn at a young age so as to avoid bad
habits and bad behavioral problems. Training a puppy can be frustrating
at times, but if you are patient and consistent, the training will
How to house train a puppy - training
It is important to offer rewards to your puppy as they
learns new things. Positive reward-based methods tend to get more
positive results. Punishment tends to create aggression, distrust,
confusion, shyness and even helplessness in a puppy. Instead of punishment,
your goal should be to teach the puppy that it’s fun to learn by offering
a reward as she does things the right way.
In puppy training, puppy names are important. Keep
your puppy names to at least two syllables. Here are easy to use
training tips for your new puppy.
Understand dog behavior – dogs do not know right from wrong. What
they understand is safe and dangerous. When your puppy comes into
your house he doesn’t understand that it is “bad” behavior to urinate
on your carpet.
We want to teach your dog that going in the house is unacceptable.
We do this by catching your dog in the act - not after the behavior
has occurred but while the behavior is happening. Punishing your
dog after the behavior has occurred can confuse your dog, making
the housetraining process much more difficult.
Start to develop a schedule – Putting your dog on a feeding schedule
during the housetraining process can make your efforts much more
successful. A dog or puppy that is allowed to eat whenever she wants
will make housetraining very difficult. Also, developing a schedule
to take your dog outside will make it easier on you. Always bring
a dog outside within 15 to 20 minutes after meals.
Have a designated area for your puppy to "go."
When you get your puppy home the first day, start puppy housebreaking
him immediately. After he has been briefly introduced to his home
and new surroundings, give him a drink of water and immediately
take him outside to relieve himself. Take the puppy to the area
you chose before bringing him home.
As soon as your puppy finishes, praise it excitedly and immediately
take him inside. From that point on, take the puppy to the same
housebreaking spot each time and encourage him with a command such
as "go potty," "hurry up" or whatever you choose.
Once she starts, don’t say anything else. Once your pup is finished,
praise and reward her immediately. You need to let your dog know
that she is doing the right behavior. During the housetraining process
it is a good idea to take your dog out on leash. If you let your
dog out into a fenced in area and you are not there, you will not
be able to communicate to your dog that she is doing the right behavior.
Be consistent using this single command only with the process of
puppy housebreaking so that the puppy will learn to associate this
act with the command. This will be a huge help in the future, especially
when in a new environment or location when traveling, visiting relatives/friends,
etc. Being completely housebroken and completely reliable is the final
outcome you are looking for.
Get everyone involved – if you live by yourself with your dog this
step will be easy. If your dog lives in a house with more than one
person, make sure that everyone is taking the steps to make the housetraining
process quick and easy. The closer everyone sticks to the plan, the
faster the training will progress.
Take up the puppy's water early in the evening and to not feed or
water it after say, 6:00 at night, otherwise you may have to make
more housebreaking potty trips than usual outside to let the puppy
Clean up any accidents (and there will be plenty) quickly and thouroughly.
Hardwood (and tile) floors should be wiped cleaned, and then sprayed
with a disinfectant. Carpets need to be cleaned with a carpet cleaner.
This is probably the most important step because dogs have such a
great sense of smell. If they can still smell the urine they will
continue to urinate in that same spot. This is also why you should
have a designated area outside.
There is so much to puppy training. But the most important points
to remember is to train with firmness and kindness. Don’t lose your
patience. Don’t hit your puppy. Playing is an important bonding time,
just like going for walks. This is a rewarding companionship you are
entering. Training your puppy in the correct manner will result in
a happy, healthy, animal that will want to protect the person he has
grown to love.