• Puppy training, puppy training to make effective rules

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    "> Puppy Training is essential to teaching your new pet the rules in his new home, and helps lay the foundation for a well trained dog. The right approach will set him on the right track for life.

    We have to speak to our puppy in a language that they understand. Dogs do not understand screaming and yelling and they don't understand hitting, with newspaper or swats with our hands. Doing that will only make them fearful and shy or provoke a fear reaction that could lead to a bite. When correcting your puppy, be firm, and show him what you want. If he starts to eliminate on the floor, tell him, no, in a firm voice, then pick him up and take him outside, or to whatever area is designated as his potty area. If your puppy starts chewing the furniture, or your hands, give the same "no", and redirect his attention to a toy or another game, do it every time, and he will soon get the message.Puppy training, puppy training to make effective rules

    It is very important that you give a correction every time you see an undesirable behavior.

    Don't allow a behavior to continue this time, just because you are too tired to bother, or you're too busy right now to correct him, or take him outside. The more he does a behavior uncorrected, the more likely he is to continue that behavior, especially if it is something he considers pleasurable, such as foraging in the trash can, or chewing the furniture. To extinguish a behavior you must take the time to correct each instance of the behavior that you see, but remember timing, you can only correct when you catch him doing it.

    Time your corrections or your rewards so that your puppy understands what he's being corrected or rewarded for. Puppies don't have a lot of long term memory. A correction is only going to be effective if you give it while the puppy is in the act. A correction for a puddle on the floor won't make him understand what he's done wrong if it is given 10 seconds after he has finished. The puppy has to make the connection between what he's doing now, and the correction. He won't remember what he was doing two seconds ago. Rewards must be given as soon as he does a desirable behavior. You can often teach a pup to sit by waiting until he is going to sit, give the command and reward as soon as his bottom hits the floor. Be certain that your correction or reward timing will achieve the maximum effect.

    Make certain that you are always treating or correcting for the same behaviors. This may seem obvious, but it often happens that different members of a household are not correcting the same behaviors, in the same manner. If Mom corrects the pup for being on the couch, but Junior allows him on the couch, confusion ensues and the poor puppy isn't sure what to do. It is most important if you want the pup to learn the rules quickly and with less confusion to make certain that everyone living with you uses the same commands, and corrects the same behavior in the same way.

    If you follow these simple rules, puppy training can be an effective way to teach your puppy how to be a joy to live with, and lay the foundations for a well trained dog.

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    released by Cynthia GeorgeI have owned, trained, and worked with dogs of all types for more than 20 years. I have mostly owned and worked with large breeds. I am now retired from Nursing and can devote my time to reading, writing and working with dogs. Other articles can be found at
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