"DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING."
Dog obedience training is one of the most important things you can do for your puppy and yourself.
It creates a foundation for communication between you and your dog, a common language. It will strengthen the bond between you and it is a good way to spend time with your puppy. Be sure to make it fun for both of you.
He learns basic obedience like sit, stay, come, etc. This includes basic manners like not jumping on people, not begging at the table, not chewing on the furniture, polite manners in public and so on.
DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING helps fulfill his basic needs:
Builds his confidence
THREE LEVELS OF TRAINING:
- Basic behavior
- Training for interaction with people and other pets.
- Competitive obedience
During his time of socialization be sure he meets lots of people, dogs, different environments and being handled. This will help him become a confident and friendly dog. Remember, a puppies' personality is formed the first year of his life.
Enroll him in a puppy kindergarten class between 12-20 weeks of age. Check with your veterinarian be to sure he is fully protected from his last vaccination first, though.
All kinds of topics will be covered which include:
- Socialization to new people
- House manners
- Basic obedience skills
You need to start training him right away. You need to earn your dog's respect and establish yourself as his leader. Give him regular commands and be firm with him. When he respects you he will want to please you. Just remember it takes patience to train your puppy.
Consistency at home is important not only with you but the whole family.
Remember, puppies have a short attention span and so start out with a maximum of three sessions a day for five minutes each. Use the same words over and over so he doesn't become confused. Keep exercises simple and easy.
Do them as many times as he needs to get it right and then he will also learn he can go on to another one. They learn through repetition of actions, commands and praise.
Being rewarded for good behavior during training is very important. He needs to be praised when he does something right. Of course, offering treats to puppies when they are first learning always works!
BASIC COMMANDS HE FIRST LEARNS
- lie down
- drop it
- take it
- go to bed
You can go on to more formal training when he is 6-71/2 months old. Good luck!
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