1. Understand a puppy is a baby dog — not a miniature adult. Before you know it, he is going to be grown up!
2. Puppy-proof your home with baby gates, a crate, or a pencil. Whenever the puppy isn’t directly supervised, he must be in a secure location where he can not get into trouble. Nobody would consider giving a human toddler complete freedom in a house, and dogs need exactly the identical careful supervision. Eliminating opportunities for injuries and destructive behaviour will get you through the puppy stage with most of your stuff intact! This helps make sure bad habits never get an opportunity to take hold.
3. Dogs aren’t born understanding English. The brand new puppy you brought home two weeks ago has no idea what the term”no” means. Rather than expecting him to drop whatever it is he is doing, show him what you want him to do instead.
4. Your dog might not have the ability to speak in english, but he can tell you how he feels.
5. You’ll be surprised at how much harder your dog will work for a very small slice of chicken breast, cheese, or liver, in comparison to even superior store-bought treats. Those may operate in distraction-free settings, but if the job gets harder, you want to bring out the fantastic stuff. Training treats should be tender, so you don’t need to wait for Rover to chew before continuing the lesson.
6. Grab your dog being great. It’s easy to get caught up in scolding once your puppy is getting into trouble, but worthwhile him from the blue for being great lets him know he is doing the proper thing.
7. It is their”doggyness,” not exactly what we think of as their similarity to humans, making them so adorable. Dogs do not think like humans. They don’t plot acts of revenge; they are only trying to do what makes them feel safe or happy.
8. Dogs do what we fortify. Those behaviors you do not like? We have ourselves to thank. Keep leaving food within reach on the counter, and your puppy will learn that it is worth his while to test.
9. Learn to be fast with treats and praise. When the treat comes over a few seconds after your puppy has done what you have asked, he has no clue what he did to make it, or you might inadvertently reward the wrong behavior. He is happy to take it, but you neglected to reward what you’re teaching.
10. A common owner complaint is that the dog doesn’t come when called. Never punish your puppy when he comes to you, no matter what he did earlier. Call him in a joyful, lively tone and reward large when he gets to you, with treats, a toy, or praise.
11. Maintain a positive attitude. If you’re getting upset, your dog knows it!
12. For young dogs, mental stimulation is just as exhausting as physical exercise and is more powerful because of their growing bodies.