Training a growing puppy is similar to raising a child in that there are numerous approaches to take. In reality, one method per family is the rule in most cases!
However, when it comes to children, the majority of us think that certain aspects are universal and unassailable.
Nonetheless, there are three things that a lot of people simply do not consider when it comes to rearing their pets.
“My dog ignores me,” or “I can’t get my dog to understand me,” how many times have we heard these phrases?
1. Dogs do not understand English until they are taught to do so by their owners.
The thing that we all adore about puppies is the way they live for us, the way they devote all of their energy to us, and the way our lives are transformed into theirs.
They begin by observing our body language, facial expressions, and words in order to discover more about who we are. For the time being, it is all they have until we teach them the English language.
In the same way that we may say, “Wanna go out?” one day then “Have to go potty?” the next. If they do figure out what we want on the third day, it is because we have picked up the leash and moved toward the door with a smile on our face the previous day.
In order to triple the speed of his training, you should teach him your native language
Choose a command for each behavior and stick to it as much as possible. Tell everyone in your family to use the same terms and orders, and your puppy will wow you with how much faster he picks up on new commands and words.
2. The metabolism of a young puppy accelerates much more quickly than we realize.
It is true that the younger your puppy is, the more quickly he is developing, the more food and water he needs to fuel his metabolism, and the more frequently he must relieve himself.
When your puppy makes a mistake during the house-breaking process, do not penalize him.
Ultimately, It is YOUR responsibility that this has happened. As a rule of thumb very frequent (every 90 minutes to 2 hours) offers to a puppy to go to the toilet(outside) can really help them get into a positive routine early on.
BUT..YOU have to stick with it and be consistent.
The amount of time your puppy needs to be outside is determined by his age in weeks and the size of his breed. Once an hour is not excessively frequent for a huge 6-week-old dog, especially if it is the middle of summer.
Dogs enjoy the new and fascinating smells that they encounter outside, so there is no reason not to housebreak him by the age of 7-8 weeks.
The key times are immediately following a nap, immediately following a meal, and immediately following grooming.
He will alert you at these times.
If he is contentedly chewing on a toy and suddenly jumps to his feet with his nose to the floor, go to him as soon as possible!