Should You Start Training Your Puppy Early?

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Should You Start Training Your Puppy Early?

  1. 1. ==== ====For more great tips and ideas on effective dog and puppy training, please visit...http://sitstaygofetch.com/house-training-your-puppy/==== ====Many people want to start dog training right away, because the puppy might be doing things thatare less than desirable or they think it is a great way to bond with their new puppy. But your youngdog should have some freedom until its about 4 to 6 months old before getting into formal dogtraining. But that doesnt mean you are not starting some form of training.Now, just because youre not formally training your dog does not mean you shouldnt make aneffort to start early puppy training with simply lessons like how to behave around other people. Itsimportant to buy a well-fitting collar and leash, then use them when youre out in public places.This is for both other peoples benefit as well as your own. You wouldnt want your puppy tosuddenly run out into the middle of a busy street. In fact you might find that there is a leash law inyour city that prohibits letting any dog to run free including puppies and when you go to a park orother public places you want to make sure your puppy is close to you. Your puppy training at thispoint is more informal as you are teaching your puppy to walk on a leash.You want to make sure that your puppy is getting enough time to play outside and daily exercise.Exercise is the best way to make sure that his bones and lungs are getting strong. You want to tryfor at least 20 minutes a day of letting your puppy run around the yard. One fun way of combiningboth puppy training and exercising your puppy is to get him to chase you around the yard. You areteaching him to follow his pack leader and focusing his attention on you at this young age. Doingthis will make dog training easier in the future.Formal Puppy Training:When your puppy is over 4 months old you can begin formal dog training. In fact, it is best to startat this young age because older dogs get stuck in their ways and are a lot harder to train. Thatdoesnt mean you start out with the hardest part of training with these you ones, you want to startpuppy training with just ten minutes a day.Puppies can get tired quickly and will lose focus. Your puppy wont be any to handle a lot of puppytraining at first. Even so, make sure these sessions are on a regular schedule of working a littlewith him every day. This routine will show your puppy that your are serious about these puppytraining lessons. An extra trick you can try is to wear the same shoes or jacket so your puppydevelops an association with these items of clothing and his training sessions.Training Your Puppy to Heel1. One of the most important skills in puppy training is learning to Heel. You will need have yourpuppy trained to wear a collar and comfortable with a leash before starting to train him to heel. Thefirst part of training your puppy to Heel is to have your puppy walk alongside you on the left hand
  2. 2. side.2. Slap your thigh and say HEEL every so often to encourage your young dog to follow you andkeep next to you during the training session. Your puppy might get distracted or not follow yourlead at first, but keep walking and your pup will start to understand.3. When your puppy starts to follow you reward the behavior by telling him good dog. Practiceheeling every day during your puppy training sessions and so your puppy will be heeling at yourside.Teaching Your Puppy to Sit1. Teaching your puppy to sit is a vital skill for any type of puppy training. To start, have a smallpiece of treat in you hand.2. Hold the treat near your puppies nose and move it backward over his head. Gently press downwith your other hand on his rear and guide him into a sitting position. As you press down duringthe puppy training session tell him to sit in a firm voice.3. Repeat this process two to three times during the puppy training sessions and remember topraise your puppy each time he completes the action. Teaching a puppy to sit is one of the easiestcommands, but one of the more import commands that youll use during all of your puppy traininglessons.To read more information about dog training. Please check out our dog training and basic caresite.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Tamara_Lynn_Madrid==== ====For more great tips and ideas on effective dog and puppy training, please visit...http://sitstaygofetch.com/house-training-your-puppy/==== ====

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