When you first take your new puppy home, it can be very easy to get caught up and forget to teach and nature your little pet. I mean lets face it, your puppy is adorable. But as a new puppy owner, it is your responsibility. The adorable little ball of fur and cuteness is a living thing with emotions and psyche that have just started to develop. Each and every stimulus will have impacts, for better for worse, on your pet’s emotional development.
Puppy training is an important aspect of owning and raising a puppy. However, many pet owners do not fully understand the importance of puppy training. This does not mean that you should turn your little pet into some kind of robot who follows instructions mindlessly and accurately. Puppy training is not also aimed at turning your pet into a show animal which can do tricks to amuse people around. Puppy training is all about making the bond between you and your puppy stronger. It is about teaching your pet the basic rules to make it a safer animal as well as a pleasant companion.
From the first day, there are few easy ways to begin instilling some healthy behaviors and development into your pet. Some practices may not look like the most comforting or consoling practices, but that is just the point. As cute as your puppy is, it is your duty to bring it up the best way possible as a sociable and well-adjusted puppy.
You might think that puppy training is about subduing the animal to follow your envy whim, no! It is all about communication. Irrespective of your reasons for owning the puppy, whether it is for companionship of for protection, you should train it to avoid behavioral problems as it grows up. Dog training will turn your frisky pet to a more docile animal that will obey commands and stay away from dangers and trouble such as destroying the neighbors flower patch. A trained puppy will not just run off to chase cats and will not be aggressive to other house pets, adults and children. The goal of this training is to make your puppy safer, not only to you and your family members, but also to any person living in your neighborhood.
Regardless of your lifestyle or the breed of your puppy, dog training is highly recommended. It is also recommended to start training your puppy as young as possible. This is because older animals are more difficult to train. Ever heard of saying that & you can’t teach old dog new tricks?’ Ya! This is it! In some cases, different breeds of puppies may require different puppy training techniques. For example, it is very difficult to use the same technique you use to train tiny Chihuahua to train Great Dane.
Basic dog training starts with obedience training. To start, the puppy must recognize his name and be able to respond to it whenever the name is called out. From there you can train the dog to come to you whenever you call the name. The use of verbal commands should come when the dog is being called. From here the puppy can be introduced to other techniques like sitting command. It is important to start with basic commands and gradually proceed to more complicated commands.
Puppy training is not easy. You need to be patient and persevere in order to be consistent with your commands to enable your puppy learn faster and efficiently. The pet also need respect. Do not forget that you are the one who chose it and it did not choose you. So, you need to treat your puppy right the first place, if you fail you may end up with a very unhappy puppy which most likely will run away from every person and be very difficult to train.
If you are determine to train your pet personally, there are various resource materials on puppy training in many pamphlets, manuals, books and others. These may be helpful in getting information about puppy training even before acquiring a puppy. There are pet shops which offer pet obedience training either for a fee or for free. Just ensure that the training is attuned to the requirements of your puppy’s breed. You can also seek the services of a professional pet trainer to assist you in training your beloved puppy.