Puppy training at home
Any adequate host understands that if his puppy starts to get bored, troubles and destruction will inevitably begin in the apartment. If the puppy does not have the mental and physical load he needs, his energy can find a splash in various disgraces – unrestrained barking and whining, damage to furniture, ripping off wallpaper, turning over room flowers, biting, but little that will wander into the child’s head from idleness…
Often such owners are eagerly awaited when the puppy has quarantined vaccinations and will be allowed to go out into the street. Then, the master thinks, we will start training the puppy ourselves, and even better, we will go to classes with a specialist … But this expectation is radically wrong !!!
How to start puppy training
The puppy shows an exorbitant activity, and you went to our blog to find out where he had that “stop-cock”. The puppy “turns off” quite simply – mental and physical loads during the day, and “sitting in quarantine” is an exceptionally fruitful time for classes.
The puppy has 5-4 feedings per day in its 1.5-3 months of life. This is the best time for your classes! Yes yes exactly! Every feeding is a real workout!
In fact, every second of your communication with the puppy, it’s studying for him. The question is what?
For example, a puppy grabs a sock and starts to run away from you around the apartment, what will you do? Catching up? Congratulations! You have taught me to grab “nastiness” and run away from you!
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How to encourage a puppy?
As soon as the puppy appears in the house, a belt bag with a delicacy “grows” on your belt (this can be the puppy’s diet). For example, you cook the soup, the puppy has come to you – a piece from the bag to the puppy in the mouth at the same time as the nickname is pronounced. Here you are already working – teach the nickname.
And just do not tell how you feed “natural” and you are not comfortable to feed it! Tell this to those who work with the dog for “natural”. They will tell you how to finely chop the meat, pass the boiling water on the liver, roll the balls of buckwheat and cottage cheese, how to carry a bottle of yogurt with poured into the broth.
First puppy training
Puppy in 1,5-3 months does not weigh much. So you can with him … walk!
Yes, yes, take the puppy in your arms and go to one of the feeders to the street. Do not lower it to the ground, but pass the circle around the house, show the puppy the elevator, the bus, the ringing tram, screaming boys who play Cossacks-robbers and feed, feed, feed. You go on the bus and go to the metro in the big city, get down, sit on the bench and meet the trains and feed, feed, feed.
So the puppy even before the first appearance in the world sees the world and learns that when everything around thunders and rumbles, he sits with his dad-mom and eats. You look and fears when going out on the street will be less.
By the way, I want to add a few words about the early socialization of puppies. If from the first days of the birth your pups will regularly see/ hear/smell the various guests coming to your house (for example, men with beards banging, squealing nimble children, constantly babbling aunt in glasses or shuffling grandmother with a stick), then they certainly grow up not fearful, but balanced and contact dogs, which will always calmly react to any people.
Home puppy training
What to do while sitting in quarantine? Accustom puppy to the collar and leash!
The fact that you are being dragged somewhere, and you have to go is also a skill, this must be taught. You wear a collar right at home, and puppies go around in it. We took a leash, took a treat, attached a leash to the collar and pulled, carrying the puppy to pieces in the second hand. If the puppy switches to “grab a leash” and does not take a snack, then unfasten the leash and try again in an hour. Your puppy should want to eat more than grab a leash.
With a puppy in quarantine, you need a lot and often play toys. But he needs to be taught to play toys. In the nest where you took the puppy, the puppies play each other, which is why the puppy grabs you by the arms and clothes. Stop and switch to the toy.
The toy should run away, instead of to be pushed in a mouth to the puppy on the tonsils!
A dog, like a cat, is a predator. She was born to catch up and grab. If you give a kitten and a bow on a string, will you shove a bow in his nose, upset that the cat does not play?
And you should play “for all money”. If you do not give yourself up to the game completely, do not show the puppy how fun it is – you do not fulfill “your part of the contract”, then do not ask the puppy either.
You need to teach the puppy how to love playing with you in quarantine because when he goes out and starts playing with other dogs, you will not “overplay” the dogs and the “control lever” from the puppy will be lost.
Timely start of puppy training
I still remember how, in 2016, I went to the summer cynological training camp “Eagle’s Nest” with my older dog and did not take a baby with me. My younger dog was only 4 months old at the time and I thought it was too early for such intense training. How could I be wrong!!!
Now I already perfectly understand that the optimal age for starting a practical puppy training starts from 2.5-3 months. We will make a reservation that it is held exclusively in a light and playful form!
But “learning” is a broader concept, including studying the surrounding world, the rules of behavior in it, socialization, the development of the nervous system, and the assimilation of useful skills. And it begins, in fact, from the first birthday of the puppy. Being blind and deaf, puppies receive a lot of information on the environment every day due to the ability to perceive and interpret thermal, tactile, vestibular, odor and taste signals.
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By 3 weeks of age, puppies are hearing and eyes are opening, and these sense organs open access to huge layers of new information about the world. During this period (1-2 months of life), the dog forms the fundamental foundations of an individual character and behavior that directly depend on the growing conditions. These foundations will determine the entire further life of the dog and its abilities in practical training. That is why so much depends on the breeder, who at this stage due to the regime of keeping and growing can both contribute to the realization of genetically determined outstanding qualities of a specific dog, and to prevent their disclosure in the future.