Puppies are cute,innocent. Puppy owners will be responsible for socialized future adult dog. Below article on Puppy Training will help puppy owners , beginners who would like to raise their puppy with well disciplined manners.
It’s never too early to begin training and socializing your puppy
Puppies are capable of taking in information. They develop rapidly compared to human. It’s proven fact that they can understand you well when they are 3 weeks old.
- By the time they are ready to go to new home at 6-8 weeks of age they should already be familiar with people and other animals.
- It’s better to start the training and further socialization as soon as they settled in your home.The earlier you start , the earlier it is. So don’t delay.
- By the time they are 6 months old, they are equivalent in age to 12 year old human. They grow up fast.
Dogs are not born with a manual of how to behave in human society
Puppies are cute and clueless when they enter in to this world. They need to be educated which is much easier to do when the puppy is still very young. Don’t consider them as a dog or puppy. Teach them how to behave in the same why as a child is taught.
Encourage and reward good behaviors and prevent your puppy doing things that you do not want him to do (e.g. If he jumps up to greet visitors, take a lead to prevent him, and ask them to reward him as soon as and only when all four legs are in the ground)
Punishments frightens puppies and they cannot learn easily when they are scared
Pinishment makes puppies afraid or wary of humans and they are more likely to be aggressive to adults and children as they get older.Humans are fragile. They punish when angry or frustrated. If you feel you want to punish , walk away, calm your mind , think of ways you can get your puppy to do what you want by using better and kind methods instead (ask your tutor for better ideas)
Take them to lots of places, let them meet lot of adults, children & other animals and encourage them to hear,see and smell lots of different things
As long as you take care not to overwhelm or let them get scared, the more they see and do while young , more positively they will view new experiences. If a dog views life positively , the less they will be aggressive or bite and more likely to be friendly. Since it is essential in our society that dogs do not bite or frighten people, Dog Socialization is one of the most important parts of raising a puppy.
Puppies who have all their needs fulfilled are happier, better behaved & nicer to live with
Make your dog exercise is important. Puppies cannot walk too far while their bones are still soft and growing , but they can have regular energetic play sessions to use up excess energy. Mean while it is very important to balance activity with enough time for rest and sleep (young puppies need to have time out sessions, especially if you have a family with young children)
Make sure that they have right food , plenty of water, enough exercise and games with toys , enough time to rest , lots of trips to the garden to go to the toilet , lots of praise and social contact, and all remaining which is needed should be well.
You are the parent and guardian , so it is your job to lead decisively , prevent accidents , encourage and reward good behaviors and protect your puppy from all bad experiences.
Reward based dog training is the best way to teach puppies how to behave and to respond to commands.
Never use harsh methods or unkind devices such as check chains.
Puppy training using rewards is fun,easy and it works.