Veterinary Care for Animals Planning Overseas Journeys

Veterinary Care for Animals Planning Overseas Journeys

3 Puppy Training Secrets

by Sophie Knight

The arrival of a lovely little puppy into your family home can be an exciting time. Puppy training is essential for ensuring that your dog grows up to be a well-behaved family member. This blog post discusses four secrets for successful puppy training. Follow these tips, and your dog will soon be happy and obedient. Read on to discover more.

Start the training as early as possible

Puppies are excitable balls of energy and curiosity, which means they can be a handful if they're not properly trained. Training your puppy early on will help them to develop good habits that will last their lifetime. Dogs that are trained as puppies are less likely to develop behavioural problems, and they're also easier to train overall. It is the best time to teach a dog basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, come, and down when they are young. They're also more receptive to learning socialisation skills at this age. Exposing your puppy to as many different people, animals, and situations as possible is important so your pup can learn appropriate behaviours for all kinds of situations. With proper training, your puppy will grow into a well-behaved adult dog that's a joy to be around.

Be consistent with your commands

As any dog owner knows, puppies are full of energy and eager to please. However, they can also be easily distracted, which is why you must be consistent when training them. For example, every time you give a command, make sure you use the same word or phrase in the same tone of voice. Doing so helps your dog to understand what you want him to do. It is also important to be consistent with the rewards you give for good behaviour. If you praise your doggy every time he does something right, he will quickly learn that he is being rewarded for following your commands. However, if you are inconsistent with your praise, he will become confused and may start to ignore your commands altogether. Therefore, it is essential to be consistent when training your puppy if you want him to learn quickly and respond properly.

Be patient

Puppies often have a short attention span. For this reason, patience is important when training your puppy. If you become frustrated or angry, your puppy will pick up on this and will become resistant to training. So instead, remain calm and consistent in your approach.

For more info, contact a puppy training school today. 


About Me

Veterinary Care for Animals Planning Overseas Journeys

When you have a dog or a cat, they become a treasured part of the family, and you don't want to leave them at any cost. This is true even if you move or travel abroad. Hi, my name is Katie, and I traveled with my dog for nearly 10 years before his passing one year ago. I loved every moment we had together, but I also learned a lot of important things about the type of veterinary care travelling animals need. If you want to learn about veterinary care or tips for travelling animals or just in general, I invite you to explore my blog.