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Puppy Training | Beginner's Guide

Puppy training is a process of socializing and teaching your new puppy the basics of obedience. As your puppy grows, you'll have to continue training him or her on new commands, social skills, and more. In this beginner's guide, we'll outline everything you need to know about puppy training - from what to expect during the first few weeks to how to properly house train your pup. Ready to get started?

What is Puppy Training?

Puppy training is a method of teaching your dog simple commands that will help them to behave in a polite and controlled manner. Puppy training is useful for both the beginner and experienced dog owner, as it can help to improve your relationship with your pet, and make them more obedient.

To begin puppy training, you first need to determine what type of puppy you have. For dogs that are under one year old, basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, come, and down are all that is necessary. For older puppies (over one year old), additional obedience commands may be required such as sit, down, stay, lie down, and fetch.

Once you have determined what type of puppy you have, the next step is to establish some basic obedience commands. These commands should be simple and easy to remember (for example: "sit" or "come"), and should be reinforced regularly with positive reinforcement (food or treats). Once your puppy has learned these basic obedience commands, you can begin teaching them additional tasks such as responding to name calls or other verbal commands.

If you find that your puppy is not responding well to traditional obedience training methods, there are several other options

How do I get my puppy used to being petted?

Most puppies like to be held or petted, but some sensitive or previously injured dogs may resent petting and even run away.

For a sensitive puppy, hold him on your lap when he is quiet and pet him softly so he understands his owner's love. When it is less averse to you, you can call its name and ask it to come over. If the puppy agrees to your touching its belly, it trusts you completely.

How do I get my puppy used to being petted?

Dogs that are wary of people may have been hurt by people before. You can use the opportunity to feed it to slowly reach out and touch its feet or back, and then you can get an inch to pick it up and pet it, and comfort it with a gentle voice, and I believe it will soon be touched.

How to keep puppies away from danger?

Dogs have a strong curiosity, they will go to swallow some things you can not think of, such as laundry detergent, needles, children's toys, etc., so usually, you have to put these dangerous items out of their reach. It also likes to stare at the master's every move, when the master washed his hands with soap, it may then go to imitate the master "picking up" the soap, if swallowed, the stomach will produce a lot of foam, and soon suffocate and die, so detergent, soap should also be placed at a certain height to avoid it eaten.

In winter, the puppy kept indoors likes to lie next to the heater for a long time to keep warm, so it may be burned and it is easy to cause a cold.

The power cord should be properly handled, otherwise, it may chew the power plug and chew through the power cord, causing death by electric shock.

Valuables should be locked up, although the puppy will not steal these things, it may break them and cause unnecessary damage.

Dead mice in the yard should also be cleaned up promptly, as dogs have a natural interest in dead animals. If the mouse is dead from poison, then the puppy will be poisoned if it eats it.

When playing outside on the grass, the owner should keep an eye on the puppy even more, because it likes to chase flies or bees. It doesn't matter if it catches flies, but chasing bees is not so much fun, and it may get stung by bees and get bruises.

How to choose toys for puppies?

In the home, slippers, socks and diaries, and other things with the owner's scent, the puppy will love to "hands", it will chew all the items that may come to "hands"; when you come home from outside, the puppy will also be extremely excited and hold your hand and kiss and chew. . So you should buy him some hard rubber toys when the puppy is excited or lonely, can be thrown to him to replace your hand, let him vent his emotions.

How to choose toys for puppies?

Choose toys designed for dogs, shape means little, as long as it is strong and durable, a cheap toy that falls apart easily is dangerous for it because it will swallow the pieces.

Toy bones used for chewing are safe and clean, and puppies will love them, even for years and years. A rubber ball is suitable for you and your puppy to play throwing and fetching games, but be aware that the size of the ball should be such that it will not be swallowed, and that the size of the ball should increase as it gets older.

Sturdy kid toys that make noise are also something puppies like, and it can imagine the toy as a small animal, killing its opponent over and over again in their imagination. There are also plush toys that are more fun for puppies.

How do puppies exercise?

At 3 months of age, puppies should start to do proper exercise, letting them run and jump outside is free exercise. You can also throw things for it to pick, both to achieve mutual entertainment and exercise for people and dogs, the game is the best exercise for puppies.

Some small dogs are very energetic, movement can be more. The actual fact is that you can find a lot of people who are not able to get a good deal on a lot of things.

How do puppies exercise?

The amount of exercise for puppies to be flexible, see it looks fatigued, to rest because its bones and muscles are not fully developed, physical strength is not enough. If the puppy is fatigued after exercise, or even some deflated look, then this exercise is a side effect on its body. Take the weaker puppy for a walk, you'd better pull it with a leash, you can feel from your hand whether it is fatigued.

Summer exercise with dogs should choose the morning and evening cool time to prevent direct sunlight and heat stroke; do not feed food and water immediately after exercise, otherwise, it may vomit due to accelerated peristalsis of the gastrointestinal tract.

Take the dog exercise but also consistent, exercise time should also be fixed, not in the previous day let it intense exercise, and the next day you do not have time for it, let it idle. Surprise exercise is also harmful to the body of the puppy.

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