There are some things you should start teaching your puppy as soon as possible!
Many years ago, many trainers did not recommend training for puppies until six months. why? Why do some people wait for so long for compliance training? Because many of these trainers use mandatory methods! Also, it is not recommended to scream for puppies under 6 months, yell or otherwise correct. I said to skip the forced together! If you are doing positive reinforcement, you can start training the puppies when you open your eyes. Many service dogs, police dogs and guide dog organizations are puppy imprints and puppy training when their puppies open their eyes. Therefore, training your puppy immediately is harmless (however, I don’t recommend getting a puppy after they are 8 weeks old, they need to learn from their mother and their litter!)
Also, here are some training tips, you can start right away and let your puppy start from the right paw!
1 – Clicker game
The first thing I taught my new puppy was to click on the game. I loaded the clicker by clicking and rewarding the delicious food. The clicker should be the backbone of your training and it will be an important bridge for your communication. When you start with a puppy, the clicker is easy to adjust!
2 – Name recognition
Your puppy doesn’t know what name you picked for him, so you need to make a positive adjustment to it so that he can learn and feel good when he hears his name. I will first name my puppy and give me a reward. My bitch’s name is “Fury” so whenever I say Fury, I will either give her or give her a treat. She doesn’t have to compete with me (such as a recall or a command), but I certainly want her to pay attention, I don’t mind if she comes to me. By throwing a kind of enjoyment, it allows her to stay anywhere and give her a gift by encouraging her to be with me. I bring a snack bag and often reward my new puppy; because my new puppy has to learn a lot.
3-Leather and collar acceptance
Many puppies came to their owners and never crossed the belt or collar (good breeders have adjusted this). Of course, I started with a collar that was gently placed on the neck of my puppy. I don’t want it to be too tight, but I don’t want it to be so loose that the hind legs may get stuck in it or it will fall or get stuck on something else. If the puppy is not comfortable, I will have a snack every time I put my collar on my neck. The same principle applies to adapting him to his belt. Don’t put it on him and drag him… This is not a fun way to understand the belt. Instead, put his belt on top and let him drag it around the house, but make sure you pay attention to him so that he won’t be caught by anything!
4 – Come on.
I think this is the most important clue in any puppy training program. Your dog can complete the heel without any embarrassment, but if he does not come when he is called, his life may be shortened. This prompt or command must have a positive connotation.
If you punish your dog when he comes, or if you do negative things to him, you will destroy this order and destroy your dog’s training. So let it have fun! Call your dog to COME and run backwards. Click and reward when he chases you. Have a family member drag your puppy away from you (yes, make it a bit dramatic) and then call your dog’s name and tell him. He should tear it off from another person and go all out to you! Always praise him when you call him, let it sound like you are hosting a party. Let him want to come to you. Praise him and encourage him on the way. When he comes, you can increase fun by staying away from him; this adds excitement! Forever, forever, always, make this tip interesting and rewarding. One day, his life may depend on it!
5 – Crate game
After my new puppy came home, I started training the box. I also have several crates. I put one in the bedroom next to the bedroom so I could hear my puppy stirring at night and sending him outside.
Also, I live in my living room or somewhere, this is the center of my life, I can raise a puppy at home and when I am leaving. I sometimes even have a crates in a more subtle area, such as a basement or garage, where I can put a screaming or throwing puppy into his temper. After all, even if you do all the right things, a tantrum and a buzzing sound will happen. The important thing is that you play crates. When you go home during the day, you must start box training. If you only pack your puppy when you leave and at night, then he will struggle with the box.
However, if you are here for 5 minutes and 20 minutes there, when you are doing other life at home, he learns to accept the box more easily, because he may only stay there for a short time. Otherwise he knew that he would stay there for a few hours, and his quiet behavior would not help him escape. Instead, teach him to be quiet and release his good behavior when you go home.
6 – Sit down
Sitting may be the first real command or reminder for most people to teach their puppy. It is easily attracted by the temptation above the puppy’s nose to encourage his hips to hit the floor.
Click and reward when his ass drops. I also like to use my puppy’s food tray. If he can sit down and wait patiently, he can only put the bowl down. Teaching a new puppy is a good thing. Impulse control is essential for a well-behaved puppy!
7 – Down
I also want to encourage my puppy to lie down I can seduce this behavior with a kind of enjoyment, let my puppy sit down, then put a little between his legs, lean slightly toward his body, and then slightly outward until his elbow hits ground. But a better way to teach this behavior is to capture it. Rewarding what has happened is a more powerful form of training. And, let’s face it, all the dogs will eventually lie down. If you reward your dog or your puppy chooses to let go (rather than waiting for you to seduce) he will choose to put it down often! Moreover, in my opinion, letting go is a fabulous choice. If in doubt, please let go! When you are in the “down” state, you can choose such a small naughty
8 – Leave it
Oh, the “Leave it” command! This one is also a lifeguard. I personally don’t want to grab someone’s used underwear or take out socks from my dog’s mouth while we are walking. Leaving it will really save your dog’s life. This is also an impulsive control game. Moreover, if puppies learn to control their impulses, then they learn to reward themselves like spoiled children, which is crucial
9 – Look at me
As a customer who has accepted my impulsive control course, service dog course and attack course, you know how much I like eye contact. If I reward my dog looking at me, it will take away the many naughty choices I don’t want to start with. It also rewards my dog to see me before he participates in any behavior.
It makes me, “the apple of his eyes” and puts him in the “heel position” or around. You know, if you are too far or too far in front of me, you can’t walk with me and give me eye contact. So, by default, it will teach him not to pull lead and get close to your body. Is it easy to teach a dog to follow you by eye contact and focus? No, but it’s worth it! The truth is that when he returns home, your puppy is a flexible piece of art. Your choice to receive rewards from the actions he offers to you will shape his future. And, if you don’t work with him and reward him… he will find his way to reward yourself, which is usually behavior is not an option.
Either way, your dog will learn what is best and what he should do; if you are shaping the behavior of his choice, then it is better!