An excited dog displays its happiness to its owner by jumping on others, running into doors, jumping on furniture, chewing, and barking. This behavior can be controlled using training.
1. Get the dog’s attention – In order to get the dog’s attention, make a sharp sound and then say your command. The dog won’t respond correctly unless you make the sound, and then give a treat. The dog will then know that it must respond to your command.
2. Sit and drop treat – When your dog gets distracted, you can get its attention by saying, “Sit,” and then dropping a treat at its feet. The treat will distract the dog, and then the dog will sit and drop the treat. The dog will then respond correctly when you say, “Stay.” The dog will then sit and wait for the command to be completed.
3. Stop unwanted behavior – In order to stop unwanted behavior, you must get the owner’s attention. In the beginning, the owner is likely to be distracted by other people, children, or whatever. You may say, “Stop.” and then give the command. If the dog responds appropriately, you can say, “Sit and drop the treat.” Then the dog will sit at your command, and the dog will get a treat and respond accordingly.
4. Stop barking – Dogs bark for a wide variety of reasons. You must first let your dog know that barking is unwanted behavior and must use your voice. You are going to give the command, “Stop.” You must then stop barking, by saying, “Stop.”
Once the owner has stopped the barking, you can say to the dog, “Sit” and then give your command. The dog will then sit at your command and then respond correctly when you say, “Stay.”
5. Reward – Your dog will need to learn good behavior if you want it to obey commands. The better behavior you reward, the more likely the dog will be to follow your commands.
How To House Train A Puppy
So you want to know how to house train a puppy? It’s relatively easy. If you follow the tips below, you will have your puppy house trained in less than four weeks. And remember, puppies don’t know any better!
1. Follow the “potty-training” method. Puppies are like humans when it comes to their elimination habits. Just like humans, a puppy will only know that something is good when they taste it. So if you catch your puppy in the act, you can teach him with a simple command of “no”. A puppy will quickly learn that “no” means stop in the middle of the act.
2. Praise your puppy when he goes outside. Once your puppy comes out of his “den”, where he smells of urine and has his “potty” place to pee, you should praise him with a simple “good boy!” or “good girl!” Then you can immediately begin the “potty-training” process.
3. Make sure you have a soft floor. Dogs are “bottomed” when it comes to their thinking process. They are instinctual in their thinking process. So as soon as they go potty, you should rub your puppy’s bottom to show him he’s done the right thing.
This is not an overnight thing. You are going to need to use patience when house training a puppy. Just like with humans, a puppy will have to be trained and you’ll have to be patient in the process. As soon as your puppy has learned that peeing outside is OK, you should begin “potty-training”.
A gentle “accident” isn’t the only thing you should be training a puppy on. You should teach him to respect your boundaries. Teach him to stay off the furniture and never climb onto your lap.
Dogs are “dominant” as well. So when you want them to sit, they should already be in a submissive posture. And you should also make sure to give them a gentle push down when they sit, to remind them it is a submissive posture to the owner.
All of these are tricks you can teach your puppy. But be patient; this will take time. And you must have time for your puppy to learn these things. So if you have an open schedule and the energy to devote to your pup, go for it!
But remember, you will not have an instant result, and this is especially true of house training a puppy. And if you let him run wild, your puppy will surely make a mess.
These tips for training your puppy are just the basics for training a young puppy. It is highly recommended that you start training a puppy while it is a puppy. After the puppies are about 6-8 weeks of age, you can begin training them.