Have you ever met a dog at the dog park or had to look for a buddy for your dog and discovered them to be totally doggie-free? This is because they were not adequately taught. Here are the ten things your puppy must learn before you’re a year old, so you may have the best behaved dog on the road!
All right – we’re going to start with the basics….
Toilet training. Training. We all know that it is vital to educate your puppy about where to go to the bathroom, but also to teach them when they have to go to the toilet. You could assume that it is simpler to educate the dog to go before bed at pre-arranged times, and that’s true. However, sometimes in your dog’s life (such as when they are unpleasant), you may just require an additional pit stop.
It is a good idea to educate your dog to warn you about going out. Or can you train your dog to ask “you have to go pee?” Not seriously-if you ask the question every time you go to work, you will ultimately link the sentence with going to the bathroom. So they will either be indifferent or spring up ready to go when you pose the question. Trust me-it’s really helpful later in the life of your dog.
Sit, sit, sit, drop. I don’t think I have to say anything, but I’m surprised by the number of dogs who don’t sit on command! The earlier your dog is taught, the better. Dropping can be very challenging for pups, but persisting with it is worth it. The Drop control is fairly submissive for a dog and may be extremely helpful when little children are around and place the dog under them.
Walk with you on leash & off leash. Walking should be pleasant, but it shouldn’t be out of control. Teach your dog to stay motionless from an early age when you put on his leash (and collar if they don’t wear one inside). When walking, your dog should walk behind you, not in front of you, and not sniff and urinate all over the place. Your dog may have “free time” (see later in this article), but most of the stroll should be quiet and by your side.
It is also a good idea to educate your dog to go off leash next to you (once you have mastered the leash, of course). It is preferable to begin this before moving outdoors into your own enclosed yard. And always take the lead back up with you. This is nonetheless incredibly helpful if your dog gets out or off leash somehow when you are outdoors. You should be able to call them and leash them or go home without one.
Fetch & Release. Fetch & Release. Throwing a ball or a frisbee and finding it is a fantastic puppy game. It’s an excellent workout, it’s enjoyable, and they’re with you! However, when they return to you, it is equally vital to educate your dog to relinquish the ball or Frisbee. It is really more crucial-they must recognize that you are in command of the game and that the ball is always returned to you.
Do NOT fight for the ball or frisbee with your dog, and don’t let it “growl.” Tug is a different game with a tug toy. In Fetch, you always have to release the ball. If they’re not going to-quit playing.
Doggie label. When your puppy encounters another dog or cat, it has to know the proper label. Puppies normally learn this through their litter mates, but I have found numerous situations in which puppies have clearly been removed too young from their litter, and they have no clue how to act with other animals.
You’ll know if your puppy has a problem when guests come. A well-behaved puppy approaches guests and wants some attention, but does not require it. Poorly behaved pups need attention by poking people’s noses, or leaping. If your puppy does one of these things, it will probably not behave very well with new animals. And in the dog park, that might spell problems. Nip it immediately in the bud.
No leaping. No jumping. After our protocol, you might think it is adorable now that your dog leaps on your legs or wants to save on your lap. But wait till they are a fully grown canine or attempt to knock on a fragile elderly person. No people leaping-ever.
Food and toys sharing. This is a crucial lesson to teach whether you have other animals or children in the house or intend to have them. Some dogs, especially with food and/or toys, may be quite possessive. Puppies must be educated at an early age that their food and toys alone are nothing. You must begin this training while you are young. Take the toy or food away from the dog and give it back to the dog to your youngster. This teaches the dog that things return-they’re not going to lose them permanently.
If you have a different animal, in particular, a different dog, then make sure both dogs play with all their toys. There are no toys for any dogs.
Go to your bed. Go to your bed. Your dog needs a’safe’ area-somewhere you can go to sleep or eat your meals. It might be your bed, a rug, or even your cake. Teach them to go on command from an early age. In this way, if puppies misbehave, you can send them with this order for a while.
Time is “free.” All right-I stated this when we spoke about leash walking. It’s vital that your dog may run and play freely, be stupid, smell everything and look at stuff. If you teach your dog early by utilizing the term “free,” you will instruct your dog loudly and cheerfully that he can be himself now! This is an excellent command in the dog park. You also need an “off” phrase, so that when it’s time to go home or return to the leash, they come back to you. Whether you call your name, or “come,” or another term you employ.
Who’s in control? Who’s in charge? When you were able to teach your puppy all of the above, you also taught your dog who is in control-you!
If you train your puppy to be a well-conformed, well-managed puppy, you may make a dog proud later in life.