Beginning Puppy Training

Initial Steps in Training a Puppy

If you afford to get yourself a dog, you need to be ready to full changes of your lifestyle. It depends on you how your life is going to change when a dog is constantly close to you.

First Step in Puppy Training is Mutual UnderstandingFor better understanding between you and your dog, you need to concern yourself with the pet, that is to train it. “How to start training a puppy?”, you will ask. Here we will look through some physical and moral aspects necessary for successful preparation to the puppy training.

What is your opinion? What does the dog hear you when you shout at it with loud voice? What does the pet understand from your words? What does the dog realize hearing your tone? For people communication is a special kind of art, which can make relationship warmer, or negative and cold.

All the power is in the human language. There is body language and verbal language. As for dogs, they feel people’s attitude perfectly well, and catch the smallest changes in the owner’s behavior or intonation. Starting from the youngest age dogs understand body language, what’s natural for them. Body languages of dogs and people are different by the nature, but you can learn the meaning of your pet’s movements and give the dog the opportunity to do the same.

Learning to Understand a Dog, Beginning a Dog Training Husky Puppy Walking with a Leather Dog Lead

Remember, that the closer you get to know each other’s body language, the closer and more effective you communication becomes. Start to perform definite movements in front of your puppy and soon it will learn to understand your gesticulation and body signals. Of course, it is important to do it purposefully, and you should understand the meaning of what you intend to make clear for the puppy.

In the process of dog’s growing the second understandable language is verbal one – words and intonation. Think of your pet as of a child that cannot speak yet. Dogs, like children, learn to understand some words, which you repeat in communication with them. Of course, as opposed to the child, the dog isn’t able to learn all the difficult grammar, but it will associate some words with the actions you demand.

You should show the dog what accompanies definite words and what follows them. Dogs have incredible memory. Acquiring experience, they learn to compare your words with actions, and understand what you need from them. A dog will never understand something it hasn’t met before.

A dog extracts incredible conclusions of its experience. People may only approximately guess what dogs know about the surrounding world. They have an amazing gift of noctovision (ability to see in the dark), understanding body language, hearing the sounds unavailable for people, distinguishing the slightest smells. All this indicates that we live in completely different worlds.

The sooner you let the dog know the world you live in, the sooner it will start to understand you, and you will be amazed at the abilities your pet has. It’s important to remember that dogs are all different, the same as people. Every dog has its own character, talents, temperament. A dog may be born with eyesight, scent or hearing defect.
Beginning Puppy Training

Dogs may also have brain damage that limits their training ability. You should remember all this when you start training your dog or puppy. If you trained your dog some command, for example “Sit!” you should check what exactly the dog understands by this word.

Pay attention to your position when you pronounce the command. Try to experiment and change position when you say the same command words, for example, you may lie on the floor. Try to perform dog training in such style.

One of the main recommendations for those who wants to start dog training is that a dog should always see you as a leader.

Your authority should be inviolable for the dog. Exactly for this try to keep the pet within such limits when your order cannot be undone. Dog’s correct and satisfactory behavior should always be appreciated by the owner in the form of motivation, such as a treat, praise, or stroking. At the same time, dissatisfied actions should be followed by a criticism addressed to the dog, loud voice, tug of a dog lead, etc. Remember, the initiative should always be in your hands.

Products you may need for initial puppy training:


Dog Lead for Training, Walking and Tracking 13 mm WidePersonalized Dog Collar with ID Name Tag, UKBite Tug Prey Drive Dog Training with 1 or 2 handlesSolid Rubber Dog Ball for Large Dog | Large Dog Toy 2.8

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