Puppy initial training
Keeping your puppy clean
In order to teach your puppy not to get dirty in the house, firstly, you need to walk him as often as possible. It is absolutely necessary to quickly bring the puppy out onto the street immediately after eating, sleeping, or playing for a long time, otherwise the puppy will certainly get dirty, and then blame only on your laziness. As soon as he does his “business” on the street, he must be joyfully praised.
Old newspapers can help in teaching cleanliness. While the puppy is too small for walking, the owner takes a few old newspapers, gets wet the puddle made by the baby and puts these newspapers in an accessible and convenient place for subsequent cleaning. Further, the puppy is taught to go only to newspapers. As soon as the puppy turns around in search of a suitable place, the owner transfers it to the newspapers. If the puppy tries to get it dirty in another place, it can be punished, but only at the time of the misconduct and by no means a folded newspaper (a folded newspaper makes a clap on impact, and fear of clapping is not a good prospect for a future service dog). When it comes time to teach your puppy to empty on the street, the owner takes these smelling newspapers, puts them on the street, close to home and leads the puppy there. If the puppy continues to get dirty in the house, then you should often try to “catch him red-handed.” Puppy puddles at home should be wiped dry with a rag and treated with deodorant compositions. Now in pet stores you can buy a special deodorant, making the areas treated by him completely unattractive for the puppy.
Teaching a puppy not to take from the table
First of all, you should never give a puppy anything from the table, but this is not enough. Sometimes you should intentionally leave something very attractive for the puppy on the very edge of the table and follow it quietly from the next room. At the moment when the puppy tries to steal this piece, it is necessary to punish him painfully. Repeat this exercise several times.
To prevent a puppy or an adult dog from begging near the table during dinner, it is not enough to give it nothing from the table (this is only one of the conditions), because occasional drops, as well as pieces of food given by kind-hearted guests, will serve as an encouragement to begging. It is necessary to stage the situation from time to time: specially drop or ask the guest to offer the dog a piece of food, and when the dog tries to take it from the table, then punish and strictly send it to the place.
Training a puppy for a place
A puppy in the house must be allocated and equipped with a place where he will rest, and also where he will be obliged to retire at the command of the owner. The place should be equipped where there are no drafts, where the dog does not bother anyone and where it is light enough. It should not be cramped, soft enough, easy to clean, and preferably raised 20-30 cm above the floor – this is how dogs like it more.
If necessary, send the puppy to the place of the owner gives the command “Place!”, Takes the puppy in his arms and takes it to his place, where he encourages in every possible way. If necessary, send to the place of the teenager, if he does not obey, after the appropriate command they take him by the skin on the scruff of the neck and force him to the place. If he again leaves the place, then the “procedure” should be repeated, but even more strictly. Particular attention and rigor is required by the puppy’s attempt to settle down on a sofa or bed. Some owners tend to forgive this puppy without seeing anything wrong with it. They do not have enough imagination to imagine a picture of how soon this baby will grow up, turn into a big dog and one day, after a dirty autumn walk, it will do the same.
Also pay attention to the moment you meet your puppy upon arrival at the house. If you answer the puppy to all his jumps and attempts to lick with a run in the face with delight, then when the dog grows up, she will simply sweep you away in a burst of greeting. Therefore, during the meeting, it is advisable to first send strictly to the place, and only then, calmly entering the room, you can chat with the waiting puppy.
Training your puppy for a collar and leash
The puppy getting used to the collar usually does not cause any problems. The most that may be required is to distract him with the game. It is advisable to train the puppy on a leash gradually. First, during a walk, fasten a light short leash, and let the puppy just run with it. If this does not cause protest, then you can grab the end of the leash and first follow the dog in its chosen direction. And then you can start to lead the puppy on a leash to where you want to go. Subsequently, after eight months, the puppy will also have to be trained to muzzle.