How to Train a Puppy

Dog obedience is vital for a happy family pet/owner relationship. Learning a few basic puppy training tricks will perhaps you have well on the way to successfully training your pup.

Puppy Training Foundations
Motivate your pup
Once you bring your pup home, step into his mind frame. Dogs are pack pets and like to follow a leader. If you act like one, your puppy?s biggest motivation will become causing you to happy.

Keep it Consistent
The only way your puppy will ever learn is if there is an obvious and constant connection in the middle of your puppy?s actions as well as your reaction.

If your puppy does something right, incentive and compliment him enthusiastically. If he does something wrong, make it clear you?re not happy or ignore him.

For example, if you don?t want your pup on the furniture, say ?No? loudly and guide him off every time he climbs up. Then compliment him each time he gets on the floor.

If you neglect to be consistent, your puppy will be too.

Puppy treats
You will find no free rides when it comes to treats. Make your pup earn all of them.

It?s best to avoid offering puppy dog food as praise each time. Start steadily replacing the treat with praise. Once your puppy has discovered a command, supply the treat almost every other time, then every third time, always praising enthusiastically. Soon, your puppy will work for compliment and the very occasional treat.

Correcting mistakes
Dogs aren't spiteful. If your pup is doing something amiss, it probably got the idea it was alright. You must teach your pup otherwise.

First, capture him in the act. Dogs can?t connect a punishment for an action hours or even minutes ago. Never hit your puppy. Instead, when you see your puppy doing something wrong, say, ?No? in a sharpened tone. Whenever your puppy stops, compliment him and present him something else to do like ?Sit down? or ?Come?. Praise him abundantly for responding.

Remember, puppy dog training does not have to be harsh. With so many different training methods available, choose one that best suits you and your pup. If it doesn?t work, just try another o