Proper Puppy Training - All About Puppy Training on Wikipet!
In order for the puppy to be obedient, it must be trained. Moreover, this must be done correctly. What does proper puppy training mean?
Proper puppy training implies several components:
- Puppy training is carried out exclusively in the game.
- You must be consistent. The rules that you set apply always and everywhere. Dogs do not understand "exceptions." What you allowed once, according to the puppy, is always allowed.
- Perseverance. Proper training of a puppy implies that if you already gave a command, get it done.
- Reasonableness of requirements. It’s wrong to demand from the puppy what you haven’t taught him yet. Or too sharply raise the requirements and complicate the task. Remember that dogs do not generalize well.
- Clarity of requirements. If you behave inconsistently, flicker, give conflicting signals, do not expect the pet to listen to you - because it simply does not understand what you want from it.
- Do not be afraid of mistakes. If the puppy is wrong, do not get angry and do not panic. It only means that you should think about what you are doing wrong and adjust your actions.
- Be attentive to the pet. If the puppy is not feeling well, scared or stressed out, proper training is not possible. It is important to provide suitable training conditions.
- Be aware of your emotions. If you are annoyed or too tired, it is better to skip the lesson than to spoil the puppy's impression of studying and communicating with you. Proper puppy training should be a pleasure for all participants.
- Move from simple to complex, break the task into small steps and introduce complications gradually.
- Do not forget that the puppy shows you what you reinforce. A dog learns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only question is what exactly are you teaching your pet at a particular moment.
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