An Introductory Guide To Training Your Puppy

Hello Pet lovers! As a dog lover and owner of 4 big dogs(yes…4..phew!) I must say its no walk in the park. These big fluff balls require individual attention and care on daily basis. One of the problems I had to deal with and often hear from others too is lack of obedience. Well first things first, always be patient with your dog! Never hit or scream at him because they get confused and scared or in some cases might turn hostile (in case you physically hit them) so just don’t knock at that doopuppyr.

When you get a puppy, its all happiness and joy but consider the future, because all puppies turn into teens and have a phase of “acting out” and misbehaving just to see how far they can stretch it in getting away with things. So the training that you give from day one, it will come in handy during that phase because a dog that is constantly trained is a good and happy dog.

Use positive reinforcement during training, you will quickly notice that dogs respond very well when they know they will receive treats (greedy little babies!). Training hour should be a few hours before meal times or an hour after mealtime. Take tiny nibbles of dry food. Get the attention of your puppy by calling his name, now hold the nibble tightly in your hand and hold it near his nose but a certain height that he cant jump to, now guide it backwards puppy-training1while saying “Sit”. The puppy will (after a few tries) follow your hand and sit!! That’s when you give him the treat and pat him or rub his head. Puppies pick up commands quickly, some are tougher than others but with patience it can all be possible! Love is all they need!


About the Author: Michelle Siddiq is a loving PetParent of four Huskies. Please leave your comments on this post to let us know if it was helpful to you and if you have any suggestions or tips to share on how you train your dogs.

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5 thoughts on “An Introductory Guide To Training Your Puppy

  1. Yvette says:

    Hi, I have SEVEN grown up dogs which have been rescued and medically treated and they have no sense of good manners. About five cats come around for their meals as well. In Pakistan most people do not tolerate dogs especially the mongrel type and I get a lot of flack from my neighbours. One of the dogs has some Alsatian mix. She had maggots in her head when she walked into our house. She is the only one with some manners. Is it possible to teach grown dogs?

  2. mishel says:

    Its possible, it may not be as effective as it is with training from puppy age but old dogs can follow some rules too 🙂 Remember, rewarding their actions is highly effective!

  3. Yvette says:

    Hi it’s me again. My total dogs went up to SIXTEEN along with the cats and besides reducing my living space they were driving me up the wall. However, one fried asked for dogs for a chicken farm he was setting up. we gave him three. then we had to shift out and have moved to Korangi but before that the same person asked for more dogs so all but three went to the farm. In my house their movements were restricted but now they have all the open space. I still have Three dogs the Alsatian mix Vixen is very old now so I have kept her and her pups one aged 4 years and one five months. My area is full of dogs and donkeys I am making a lot of friends and still treating the injured dogs.

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