It’s not easy learning how to train a puppy, but crate training is an excellent way to help them settle into your home and get them on a schedule. It wastes so much time on raising your puppy good behaviors, but your efforts will pay off. Once your puppy adjusts to its new schedule he will learn to anticipate bathroom breaks and bedtime, making your life a lot easier. If a puppy is well-trained, he will be a great dog, in contrast, he’ll cause problems. Here are 5 basic habits you can get started your puppy training:
Train your puppy: Bathroom rules
Toilet training is the first important thing when raising a pet to keep your house clean and to form a good habit for your dog. You should take your puppy to the same spot to let him know this is the right place to poop. When you take the puppy to this position, give the command to “go to the toilet” and wait for it to do so. Getting your puppy to a stationary position helps them associate the smell of waste with the act of defecating. The characteristic odor may encourage the puppy to defecate in this place. Stay with your puppy while he poops so you can praise him for the right time when he is pooping. You also concentrate on some common signs, including sniffling, running around, moaning, leaving the room and pacing. When you notice these behaviors, take the puppy out as quickly as possible and to the ruled place for pooping.
Train your puppy: How to socialize
Socializing your puppy when he is young will build his confidence, make him friendlier toward strangers and other dogs, and help him learn to remain calm and respectful outside of your house. You should bring your puppies outside and let them discover everything around. You might also consider allowing your dog to attend training sessions. This helps puppies learn from their friends, and their owners, as well as learn in a more entertaining environment. You can find puppy training classes through your veterinarian, extension service, or your local pet store.
Train your puppy: To not bite
Puppies like to gnaw a lot while their tiny fangs sprout. But sometimes, they don’t realize how hard their little bites can be. It is important to teach them not to bite you or others while they are still young. When playing with your puppy, you can allow him to gnaw his skin in case he has engaged in this behavior. If your puppy bites hard, you need to yell or shout ‘Ow!’ This will startle them and stop biting you. And after that, give your doggie a treat or say, “Good boy/girl,” when they listen. When you see your dog grabbing things such as shoes, furniture, or socks, take them away and reprimand them with words. You also can instruct your puppy to move on to chewing on other objects, such as toys, and praise them when they start chewing on them. This step helps your dog see what is possible and cannot be bitten..
Train your puppy: To not chew the furniture
Nothing is worse than coming home to find a pillow torn up or your shoes chewed to pieces. Much like nipping, a teething pup also tends to chew anything and everything to relieve their sore gums. This is the optimal time for you to encourage “appropriate chewing” by letting your dog know which things they can and can’t chew. If your puppy continues to chew on the items in the house, use a flavor repellant, such as a bitter apple, to prevent them from chewing on them. You also should give them toys that they can pick up and carry around in their mouth like a ball or rubber toy.
Train your puppy: How to be home alone
Your puppy’s independence is a good goal to keep in mind when learning how to train your puppy. It’s best to start teaching your dog to be independent while you are still indoors by putting them in a crib or exercise pen. Turn it into a fun, relaxing environment with toys and food to keep them occupied and feel full when you’re away. After the puppy has entered the house, gently close the door and leave the room. After a minute or two, come back with a delicious treat or compliments. Repeat this process and gradually increase the amount of time you spend away from the dog. If they continue to be quiet and calm, reward them. Each time you return, make sure you don’t take too much care of them as that will only make them miss you more when you leave.