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13 Essential Tips that Helps Train Your Dog


As soon as you get home a new dog, it is smart to immediately start training the dog.

The earlier you start the process, the easier it gets for them to learn. You can do this

yourself or hire a private trainer. You should implement it immediately.

Here are a few tips by experts at Welovedoodles that will help you train your dog.


1. Work with a Rescue Differently:

When you train a puppy, it is ok to start fresh, which is time-consuming. On the other

hand, rescues already understand a set of commands, so the task gets easier.

Especially if you get the most intelligent of all breed a Poodle rescue, it is delightful.

Also, training your dog is like a bonding session, which you should never skip.


2. Decide House Rules Since Day One:

Your dog needs to know you are the boss here, and it is you who gets to set the

rules. You should set all the rules from day one and make sure as soon as you get

the puppy home, you start imposing them immediately. If you initially let the puppy

do something else, the dog will get confused, and it will get tougher to discipline

them.


3. Define a Space in the House for the Dog:

Like you have your space in the house, you should let your dog have its own corner.

Put the dog bed in that corner along with the crate or playpen. This will make the dog

feel comfortable as they rest in the same place every night.


4. Teach Them the 'Reward' Word:

Your dog needs to learn the word that implies they have been good. You can use

words like 'good girl/boy'. Repeat it every time you see good behaviour along

with a reward such as a treat. Very quickly, the dog will learn that the use of the word

means they have done something good and will get a treat. This will help them to

train them always in the future.


5. Reward Them for Good Behaviour:

Some dogs are ok with encouraging words as they find them as rewards, but most

dogs enjoy rewards, keeping them handy in the training phase. When you see good

behaviour like they are peeing in the right spot, reward them immediately. This

encourages them to repeat the same good behaviour again.


6. Improvise a Sound for Bad Behaviour:

Your dog also needs to learn when you are unhappy with him. You need to always

make a noise when they are showcasing bad behaviour. This sudden noise will

distract them. Give them a toy to play with instead to engage them and then use the

read word. This implies you were not happy earlier, but now you are happy. So now

they know what is ok and what is not.


7. Correct Bad Behaviour Right Away:

Dogs have a short association span. Hence, it makes no sense for them if you show

your unhappiness about certain behaviour later on. Correct any wrong behaviour

immediately to understand what is making you unhappy and what behaviour is not

accepted.


8. Say No to Biting and Nipping:

It is widespread for puppies to bite. This does not mean you accept this behaviour.

As they teeth, they tend to bite just like babies. You need to discourage them from

this phase so that they learn it is not ok. Instead of scolding your pet, better pretend

to be in a lot of pain when they nip or bite you. This may surprise the dog, and they

will stop immediately as they do not want to hurt you.

If the puppy is chewing your shoes or clothes, swap that with another toy as they

prefer toys or one, anyway. This also makes them realise that chewing on certain

things is not allowed.


9. Discourage Jumping:

Puppies love to jump on people to greet them. If you do not discourage it right away,

the habit will continue when they grow into adults. This can be risky, especially for

adult large breed dogs, as they may hurt you in the process. Also, they will greet

strangers in the same way, and they may not feel comfortable with it. Never

encourage jumping by patting them. Only praise them when they settle down. This

will slowly make them understand you are not ok with the jumping behaviour.

10. End Training Sessions on a High Positive Note:

Your dog has worked hard throughout the training session. You should encourage

them to love these sessions by heavily rewarding them if they do well. This will

encourage them to perform better in the next session.

11. Choose the Name Wisely:

Choose the right name for your dog, as certain names are better for training. Names

that end with a vowel have a ring to them, which helps the dog respond quickly.

Keep it short as well, as it is easier for the dog to understand and associate with.


Remember not to change the name too often, as the dog may get confused if you

keep changing its name.

12. Be Consistent:

Dogs do not get trained if you are inconsistent with them. Train them daily if possible

or at least 3 days a week. The more they practice, the faster they will learn. Change

the learning environment now and then to train them to respond a certain way in all

places.


13. Create a Strong recall:

The toughest of all is recalling your dog outside as they get distracted easily and can

endanger their lives. Train them repeatedly with their recall on a long leash till you

are confident they will always listen. You can make use of a whistle too, which is

loud and clear.


In Conclusion:

Dogs are absolutely adorable when they are well-behaved. An untrained dog can be

a hazard to your family members, especially children. We encourage you to start training your dog to tighten your bond with each other and bring you closer. This makes it easier as the closer the dog gets to you, they will follow your command out of respect and love for you, which you ultimately want.


As soon as you get home a new dog, it is smart to immediately start training the dog.