Train Dog At Home
Everyone wants to have an obedient dog and for this, you have to train your dog. It is very easy to provide some basic training tips.
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Why training is essential for pups?
Pups are new editions to our family. We all want our babies to learn certain habits and behave properly in front of others and with us also. We can ignore and accept our baby’s bad habits but others do not. And hence, we want them to behave properly and make them learn. In the same way, pups are babies of our family. We provide love, and care and should also provide them with training.
How Many types of Dog Training are there?
Mainly there are 8 types of Dog Training
- Obedience Training
- Behavioural Training
- Therapy Training
- Agility Training
- Service Training
- Protection Training
- Retrieving Training
Here, I will tell you about the basic training that a pup or a dog needs which habits formation training which includes obedience and behavioral training is included.
The Basic Dog training
It’s exciting to add a new pet to the family. When they are adopted, they become part of our family, and it’s important to help them live the best life possible.
Training has a positive effect on the Pup. Their potential to be happy is unlimited. No matter what breed you have, they’re capable of accomplishing great things with your dedicated attention.
Try these training pointers
Crate training is very beneficial for your pup, especially when you plan for long car travels or when you have company over. Pups soon become habitual and they see the crate not as a cage but as a place where they can sleep, relax and feel safe. In time, most pups easily learn to love their special me time. This training prepares your puppy to stay calm and at ease when you are at work. They love their den.
One of the most common mistakes is that everyone in the family isn’t using the same cue. For example, if you’re teaching your dog “down,” someone else might be saying “shove off.”
That’s a problem, and it’s hard to overcome, it’s too confusing, and they won’t learn.
Before you begin, make sure to go over the terms you’re using for each cue and ensure everyone follows them.
Age to start crate training: 8 to 10 weeks
Like babies puppies also have tiny bladders, and it takes a few months to get them completely housetrained. Don’t worry if it takes a while, their organs and muscles are still growing. This is the toughest habit to form but once they learn, you won’t face any troubles in the future.
Age to start toilet training: 6 to 10 weeks
Pups make excited learners, and when applied correctly, these dog training exercises can be fun for your puppy and you as well. Command training can help you cherish your relationship better while encouraging good behavior.
- Sit/lie down
- Go/come back
- Go to bed
Age to start commands training: 8 weeks, Command combinations at 3-4 months
Walking on a Loose-Leash
Pups love going on walks, it is natural for them to pull on the leash. All you have to do is train them to do it calmly and easily. It enhances your dog’s ability to walk alongside you, making it much more fun for your pet and you as well.
Loose-leash walking teaches your dog how to walk with you, making it enjoyable for you and your puppy.
Age to start loose-leash training: 4 to 6 months
Training Your Puppy to Help Them Stay Safe at Home
We can’t always be at home. Most of us go to work, socialize, and so on. We need to be sure that our pup is safe when no one is around at home. See, all pups struggle when left alone, resorting to behavior like destroying furniture and even suffering from separation anxiety. Teaching them to cope with this is important for their mental health.
Age to start stay-at-home training: 7 weeks
Training Your Puppy is Easier with Positive Reinforcement Training
Right now everything to a puppy is new and exciting. They’re experiencing the world around them for the very first time and are easily distracted. So it’s important to keep our dog training sessions short and give them the best start to life.
People spend too long on a training session though the best thing to do is to have short but frequent sessions so your dog doesn’t become distracted, bored, or tired. Puppies should do well with 5- or 10-minute sessions, depending on the breed, while older dogs new to training or learning additional skills might have more success with 15-minute increments.
Repetition is key: Choose a single basic cue and work on it a few times daily for about a week. Always end on a high note, if ‘sit’ is there really strong cue, end on that and make it a big deal so your dog doesn’t get discouraged.
After your canine pal completes a skill, it’s important to reward them—but you need to do it in a way they’ll enjoy, some dogs are food-other dogs couldn’t care less [about food], but they want toys or just want to play with you. Simply figure out what your pup is interested in and what makes them tick.
Shouting at or scolding your puppy is never the answer! While it is easy to lose your temper when they make mistakes, know that dogs don’t reason the way you and I do. So use positive reinforcement training instead, and good behavior will soon become the norm.
After the “business” of learning is complete, then you can move on to the really fun tricks such as shaking and rolling over.