Puppy Obedience Training Can Change Your Life

 Can a dog be given obedience training only as a puppy or as an old dog too? It’s better for a dog to be trained as a puppy, but if he didn’t have the chance to be trained until you got him, can you do something for that? The answer is a big YES. The most important time of your dog is the present. What do you do with it?

The best way to start the obedience training is when he is a puppy. Why? Dogs are social animals. If they won’t be taught the right behavior, they will act like animals. But you can change this! Training will help you solve almost any behavior problem of your dog.

Here are some suggestions of how puppy obedience training should go with your sweet puppy and how you can understand him better:

  1. You must practice the basic training steps every day but in short sequences so that your dog finds it as a game
  2. Stimulate the puppy all the time and change a few things when he can do well at what he has learned.
  3. Take your puppy to different places where you practice the same commands, so that he gets used to obeying you everywhere.
  4. Show him love and affection as a reward, because the more he is rewarded, the faster he will be able to learn.

The puppy obedience training will help you build a long-lasting and strong relationship with your dog. To train your puppy well, you must know something about their body language. I’ll give you some clues:

– A wagging tail  means that he is pleased and happy

– A tail held high means interest

– Half-closed eyes indicate pleasure

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– Wide-open eyes show anger

– His smile means friendship

– When he raises his paw or barks to distract attention means that he wants to play

Keep in mind that you shouldn’t say no all the time during puppy obedience training. Dogs don’t like this, and in a short while, they won’t care for your reprimands. In this case, they are very much like humans, right?

Of course, you can’t be positive all the time, but if there is the case to be repressive, take care to immediately show him what he is allowed to do or must do instead of showing misbehavior. For example, if he likes chewing your shoe, you can’t let him continue to do this, but immediately give him the right alternative, which may be in the form of rubber chews or a bone. Then he will understand better what he should do. If you don’t do the reprimands correctly, your dog might become aggressive and fearless.

Puppy obedience training is not something that can be taken lightly. If you accomplish your dog’s wishes whenever he wants and when he is whining, you are going in the wrong direction. Show him the right command hierarchy; he must know that you are the one in charge of making the decisions. Ignore him when he is whining; otherwise, he will continue to do so to seek your attention. Pay heed to him only when he stops whining,  so he will learn that this is not a way to get what he wants.

So, who’s the boss in your relationship with your dog? Do you think that early puppy obedience training is important?

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