Whether you own a new puppy, or an adolescent, or maybe a slightly older dog, it’s a fact that all dogs do require combination training consisting of private lessons, plus day school, as well as overnight board & train, or even boot camp. All younger puppies should always start first with reward-based training, and this will teach them that engagement and learning is fun. Despite the very best efforts of dog owners, many pups and dogs will often pick up common irritating behavior patterns such as jumping, leash pulling, nipping and barking. Other types of training include disciplines like therapy dog training, tracking, competition obedience, protection, scent work, and much more.
Toilet training is also very important for pups. When your puppy has an accident, then you need to clean it without her/him seeing you. Also never scold and rub their noses in it, and never discipline them for it. If you perhaps catch them in the act, then just lift them up, which should stop them peeing and then take them outside to finish.
If your pup poops in the house then just take all the poop outside. Put it in a spot where you wish your pup to go and they will smell their scent the next time and so most likely they’ll go in the same area. And it’s the same procedure with pee – if you can just get some onto a paper towel (if the pup has gone inside the house) then just rub it into the ground outside. It will have the same effect for the same reason (the scent). Don’t pay any attention, not even bad attention, to a puppy for having accidents inside your home because it will only cause the pup to do it more often. It’s just that a pup will mostly look for attention (both good or bad).
Training a dog effectively is always very similar to honing and practicing skills the same way that us humans do. Whether you are trying to speak a foreign language, or perform an athletic skill perhaps, or even playing an instrument, it’s a fact that if you don’t repeatedly practice what you have learned then you won’t remember what you’ve learned. Or at least it means you won’t remember it well and as a consequence your performance will also suffer. Dogs and pups are no different and that is why they all regularly need to attend obedience class. That’s where the obedience trainer and you will work on your dog and his responses, skills and behavior. This will ensure that they remain crisp as well as accurate when they are with other dogs and with people or when they have other distractions.
The training curriculum of your dog must include the following disciplines: Heeling – which is where your dog will walk to your left beside you without pulling and he must automatically sit as soon as you stop. This is useful when you are walking through a supermarket or store, or down busy streets. Loose Leash Walking is next – your dog will learn to walk freely when on a leash without pulling. It’s useful when you let your pup go potty or even when you are just enjoying a hike. Next is Release Command – this always lets the dog know when they are able to be free and to be a dog so that they are not focused only on your commands. Down and Stay is last – Your pup will lie down when commanded to do so and must hold the position until released.