Socialization Pointers for Training
Your New Puppy
Socialization and puppy training are of utmost importance as
puppyhood is the most important and critical time in your puppy's
development. What you do and do not do right now will affect your
puppy's behavior forever. A properly socialized puppy is well
adjusted and makes a good companion.
Training Your Puppy to Love, Trust
and Respect You
Just as a child needs a caring parent; an athletic team needs a
coach; your puppy needs a leader and a clear social hierarchy. If
you do not take up the role of leader, your dog will; and you will
end up with an unruly, disobedient dog. Many people try to win their
new puppy's love by letting the puppy always have its way. Buckets
of affection is a wonderful thing for most puppies, but it must be
tempered with respect.
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Establishing good habits early on in housetraining your puppy is
critical. If you allow your puppy to eliminate every where and any
where he wants in your home, you will end up with an adult dog who
will always have a tendency to want to eliminate in your home. A
truly housetrained dog will NEVER eliminate in your house unless
forced to do so or because of illness or excessively long
confinement. Don't expect your puppy to be reliably housetrained
until she is at least 6 months old.
Training Your Puppy to Stop Whining,
Howling and Barking
Your puppy is howling, whining or barking for a reason. If the
problem is not resolved immediately, whining can become an ingrained
habit that is intensely irritating and annoying. Many a puppy will
use whining, howling, and barking as a means of vocal blackmail in
order to control their owners. Accustom your puppy to being left by
herself, even if you are home. This will prevent separation anxiety
and all the problems that accompany it.
Training Puppy About Chewing
Any area that the pup has access to must be kept clear and clean.
Put out of puppy's reach anything you don't want him to chew or
destroy. Do not allow your puppy to have unsupervised access to 'unchewables.'
Do not chase the puppy in an attempt to take something away. Instead
provide puppy with her own toys and teach her how to play with them
Training Puppy About Jumping
Jumping up can be dangerous as well as annoying. Young children and
elderly people can easily be toppled over and seriously injured by
exuberant, friendly dogs. Start now to teach your puppy not to jump
up. Even little dogs can cause problems and injury to themselves and
others when they leap and jump around.
Training Puppy About Leash Pulling
Do not drag your puppy. Do not yank or pull on your puppy's delicate
throat and neck. Never use a choke collar on a puppy. Instead, teach
your puppy to walk nicely on leash before he develops a habit of
lunging and pulling on leash.
Training Puppy about Biting, Mouthing
Biting and mouthing is common in a young puppy especially in play
and while teething. It's up to you to teach your puppy what is
acceptable and what is not. There are many other reasons your puppy
will bite and you will have to take an active role in teaching him.
However, before you can teach your puppy anything, there are two
prerequisites that are essential. They are trust and respect.
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Puppy Training Basics -
Training Your Puppy -
Training Your Puppy -
Your Puppy about Biting and Mouthing -
Training Tips for The New Puppy Owner -
Puppy to Curb Submissive Urination -
Puppy to Stop Excitement Urination -
Your Puppy about the Collar, Leash and Stairs
Socializing Your Puppy -
Dog Behavior Training -
Train Your Dog or Puppy ? -
Biting, Mouthing and Anti-Aggression - Training For Your Dog or Puppy
Training Your Dog Not to Jump Up on
Leash Training Your Dog
Training Your Dog to Come When Called
Training Your Dog to Stop Chasing Cars,
Cats, Joggers, etc.
Training Your Dog for Off-Leash Freedom
Training Your Dog to Stop Escaping and Roaming
Training Your Dog to Overcome Fear of
Sudden Noises -
Training Your Dog to Overcome Shyness
Is Socialization a Part of Dog Training?
Why Does My Dog Smell Stinky Stuff? -
Solving Dog Training Problems
House Training Your Dog
Your Dog -
Dog about Biting, Mouthing and Teething
Coprophagia/Eating Feces - What to do!
Training Your Dog to Control Barking
Training Your Dog to Overcome Separation Anxiety
Training Your Dog to Stop Whining
Dog Out of Submissive Urination
Dog to Stop Excitement Urination