Puppy Training

Puppy Training

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Your new puppy is going to need a lot of instruction from you at first in order to learn the rules of the household. Training your puppy the right way, the first time, will ensure that your puppy grows up into a well behaved dog. In addition, a puppy that learns that rules of the household is a happy puppy. The puppy knows that he or she is doing a good job, and the puppy adores the positive feedback from you.

Positive Reinforcement is Critical

Whenever you are training a puppy, or a dog, always use positive reinforcement. This type of training method rewards good behavior, and ignores bad behavior. Punishing a puppy for bad behavior can confuse the puppy, teach the puppy the bad behavior still gets attention, and encourage the puppy to continue the bad behavior. Rewarding the puppy for good behavior will help the puppy to quickly learn that good behavior pays with lots of attention and affection from you.

Bathroom Training

Bathroom training should always be achieved through positive reinforcement. Take the puppy to the same area every time to go the bathroom, and when the puppy uses that spot lavish a whole lot of attention and affection on the puppy. If the puppy has an accident in the house, take the puppy to the bathroom spot immediately. Reduce accidents in the home by giving the puppy plenty of opportunities to go the bathroom. Puppies usually need to go to the bathroom after they eat, wake up, and play.

Leash Training

Begin to leash train your puppy as soon as possible. A harness will give the puppy more support instead of a collar. Take the puppy on a leash outside to go to the bathroom, or even for a short walk outside or around the yard. When the puppy walks well with you reward the puppy. If the puppy is not behaving, stop and ignore the puppy until it calms down and then try again.

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