Puppy Training Tips That Anyone Can Learn And Teach

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When it comes to puppy training the first few months are the most important. When your puppy first leaves the comfort of the little and his mother you become the only comforting companion your new puppy has.

When you bring home your new puppy for the first time he will need lots of love and comforting as this is a huge change in his young life however this is also the time to begin puppy training.

The time you devote to your puppy now will have a major impact on the overall development of his personality and temperament.

Showing your new pet lots of love and attention will have a really good impact on the bond that is built between puppy and you - his new master.

Puppy Training

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Puppy training begins the moment you first bring your new pet into your home. Like I said earlier, bonding with your puppy is the most important part of the whole training process.

If you fail to bond with your puppy by showing him lots of love and attention you will never establish your role as the master.

Puppies are a lot like people in that they need to be part of a family, but not only part of a family they need to know their place in the family in terms of the hierarchy.

This is very important when it comes to puppy training as well.

Many people choose to go the route of bringing their puppy to obedience class and there is nothing wrong with this method but my personal choice is to train my puppy at home at least for the first few months.

If you try training your puppy yourself and you see that things just are not working out so well then the option to bring him to puppy training classes is always open.

If you choose to train your puppy at home you should first focus on three basic commands and those are sit, stay and come.

Now the most effective method for training your puppy is to use treats as a reward for following a command and lots of praise.

There really is no substitute for love while puppy training and a puppy can sense your mood so if you are showing him lots of love he will respond in a positive manner.

Puppy Training Teaching Your Pup To Sit on Command

You should first begin your puppy training with the sit command. Training your puppy to sit is not difficult but it will take some patience on your part.

Different breeds have different temperaments so for some it may only take a few tries before your puppy learns to sit on command but for others it could take a few sessions that should be spread out over the course of a few days.

Some dogs, especially puppies have a very short attention span so when it comes to puppy training you are going to want to choose a very quiet place where there will be no distractions.

When teaching the sit command you want to first put your puppy into the sitting position while repeating the command "sit." Do this for about 2 or 3 minutes and no longer because your puppy will lose all interest.

Now you will want to hold a treat above your puppies head while commanding him to sit and if he does not sit you gently press his behind down while saying "sit" and then you praise him and give him the treat, showing lots of love during your puppy training sessions will pay off with fast results.

Now just repeat this for about 5 to 10 minutes and if your puppy follows the command correctly within that time frame give him immediate love and praise as well as the treat.

It is hard to keep a young puppies attention for any longer than 10 minutes so when the time is up give him lots of love and then start over again the following day. If you follow this practice for 2 or 3 sessions I am certain that your puppy training will be a success.

Puppy Training Teaching Your Pup To Stay on Command

The next command you will want to teach while puppy training is to "stay" when you tell him. This part of the training can be a little difficult.

You start by having your puppy sit in one place and you stand in front of him and place the palm of your hand out and with a stern voice you say "stay."

Now as you gradually walk away from puppy continue to repeat the command stay and when your puppy gets up to follow you immediately command him to sit, giving him praise and a treat for following that command.

Now with puppy sitting you stand in front of him again facing him and you repeat the above steps.

Training puppy to stay may take a few sessions so do not become discouraged, just adhere to the 10 minute per session guideline and be consistent in your training method and before you know it your puppy training will be successful and your new little friend will sit and stay on command.

Puppy Training - Come On Command

Now the next puppy training command in most cases is a bit easier to teach and that is the "come" command.

When training puppy to come you must first place him in the sit, stay position and ten turn and walk away.

You should only take about ten steps from your puppy and then turn and face him, now get down on one knee and in a friendly voice just say "come" once.

If he comes straight to you give him lots of praise and a treat and then repeat this over again and again for about 10 minutes.

During your puppy training sessions if puppy begins to follow you as you walk away then you must start over by placing him in the sit and stay position using your stern voice.

Again depending on the breed of your puppy and the age at which you began training you it should not take more than three sessions to get this command down perfectly.

Now within a short while your new puppy will be trained well and you can be the proud owner of a well behaved, obedient puppy.

The most important aspect of puppy training is the use of praise and positive reinforcement because your puppy is going to respond much better to praise and positivity than he will to punishment.

I hope you find these puppy training tips very helpful and I know that you will build a much stronger bond with your puppy that will last for a lifetime.

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