Puppy training basics

"Sit - stay - fetch"

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Learn How to Avoid Common Dog Training Mistakes

1. Saying “HEEL” and snapping the leash to jerk your dog’s collar AT THE SAME TIME! This does not teach your dog to heel.

2. puppy training Not differentiating between “Off” and “Down.” “Off” means get Off something. “Down” means lie down.

3. Bending over your dog’s head or getting in his face when giving a command.

Puppy training basics should start just as soon as possible. If you start training your dog at a young age you will find that you have fewer problems later on. This is crucial as the first few months of his life is when you will have the greatest influence on him.

When a puppy is young their main desire is to please you. This is the time he will be shaped into the dog he is going to be when he is grown. Now is the time you will need to invest in your dogs training.

The most basic of dog training is to get your dog to sit and come. Teaching him these commands are essential for his safety as well as obedience.

These commands are all puppy training basics but and are used for various reasons, “Come” is the all-important one to work on first. If you take your dog for a walk and you let him off the leash in a park, you expect him to come back to you when he is called. You do not want to be running after him all over the park. How many times have you seen this happen?

Puppy training tips

To teach your dog how to "come" requires only the most basic of techniques but a whole lot of repetition. The simplest way to get him to come is to have a toy in one hand and a treat in the other. When you are in the house or a fenced in back yard, simply walk away from him, holding out the toy. Than excitingly call him to you, when he comes over give him the treat and tell him what a good boy he is.

Always use the same commands for “come” that you are going to use in the future. Doing this several times a day is a great way to teach him but remember to have lots of long breaks so he doesn’t get bored. If he stops enjoying it, you will be working in vain and don’t forget the treats.

Basic puppy training

Getting him to sit can be a bit harder but again only requires basic dog-training skills. When you have mastered the “come” command call him to you. Tell him to “sit” and place your hand on the end of his backside while gently pressing down. When he sits his bottom down give him the treat and again lots of praise. Don’t expect him to stay sitting for very long in the beginning. For now you are just trying to teach him the command “sit” and what is expected of him.

After he is comfortable and knows his “come” and “sit” command than you can than work on “staying”. This will take a bit more of time but don’t rush him.

These puppy training basics should be fun

I have found the command “stay” one of the most important commands they should know. It is right up there with “come”. If he gets loose and is heading for the road you say, “Stay” and he will stop in his tracks and “stay” which could easily save his life.

Hanna got out of the backyard one day and was heading for the road ninety to nothing. All I could yell was “stay” and she dropped like a rock. I than grabbed her up and ran for the house nearly having a heart attack along the way.

These puppy training tips are just to get you started with your puppy training basics. Basic dog training is simple and very effective but very important.

It should also be fun for you and your dog. It doesn’t have to be hours and hours each day. It can be just 5 minutes or so each day and lots of fun for both of you. Don’t forget to reward your dog for all the “hard” work. Repetition and treats is what works the best, not the length of time spent in any session.

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