If you have finally decided to introduce a four legged friend into your family, there is much to consider. Assuming you are fully aware of what dog ownership involves and are ready to select a suitable breed, you will need to train him, and with that in mind, here are a few tips of puppy training.
Reward Based Training
This is the best way to achieve the desired results, and it is never recommended to use force with a puppy, as this will get you nowhere and he will lose his trust in you. You will need a constant supply of tasty dog snacks, which are only to be given when he does something right. It doesn’t take a puppy long to realise that if he complies with your commands, you will reach into your pocket and give him a tasty treat.
You must always be consistent with your behaviour – otherwise the puppy will be confused – and if he can do something one day, but not the next, it will be hard for him to know what you actually want from him. One great idea is to enrol in the dog training school at Great Notley, where you and the puppy will learn the basics of good training, and it is also a lot of fun for both human and canine.
Let’s start with his name, which should be short and not have a familiar sound to any of the family members’ names, as this will get confusing. It won’t take him long to recognise his name, and then you can begin to teach him some basic commands, such as:
Training a puppy is easy if you follow the above advice.