Puppy training tips: Learn how to train your puppy

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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 pay off.

How to house train a puppy - training tips

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 relieve itself.
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.

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