It is Important to do Puppy Obedience

>> 3/13/09

Puppy obedience should start early on in the whelping box. The basics of puppy obedience training may be initiated by the breeder from whom you purchased or secured your puppy.

Research has shown that until they are at least three weeks old, puppies are not ready to learn at all. When puppies are born they know only of their mom, that they are hungry and that they need frequent naps. At this point the puppy elimination is controlled by reflex. This will change around the 21st to 28th day. They will leave the blanket behind and search for a place to eliminate. Now, dogs begin to gain an awareness of the environment surrounding them, and to respond more directly to external stimuli. Now is the time to make great strides in a puppy's mannerisms and behavior.

Encouraging Puppies with Positive Reinforcement

When you want your pet to do the right thing, the best thing to do is to not use punishment as a form of readiness. Verbal praise along with special treats are more effective. When you are needing to use negative stimuli for your puppy it should be limited to no and block any bad actions from your puppy with using your hands. Striking a puppy or injuring it in any way is cruel and should not be used as a form of punishment.

Puppies should receive positive affection and praises each and every time they correctly respond to a command. Puppies rely on love, praise and reward to keep them engaged in a training regimen. When your dog has executed a command properly given a praise soon after will help teach them the fun and rewards from being obedient. Puppy obedience is based upon reinforcement of good behavior being linked with rewards. Praises and treats, when used as positive reinforcement, can enhance the training and encourage the puppy to respond to your commands.

A Consistent and Proper Timed Approach

While puppy training, you should keep in mind that timing is everything. Your movements, actions, and corrections are related to the puppy's ability to understand the lessons and trainings taught to him. It is imperative that pups learn to recognize that the corrections are given as a result of his untoward action and behavior and that it will not happen if only he did what was expected of him.

For instance, a puppy who's chewing on a bone or toy in another room is unlikely to act in response to the command "come", and if no one brings him to the trainer, he will learn that the command is the same as ignore. But if the puppy is told to "come" under controlled situations, like when he's on a leash and is gently pulled toward the trainer then praised, he will find out that "come" means that he should head for the trainer and that it will also bring in the goodies.

Puppy obedience training is best taught in easy exercises, one by one. It will be simpler concept for your puppy, instead of trying to teach all the exercise is a single session. Bring your patience with you when you are training and use positive reinforcement. Slowly your puppy will learn to obey.

It is Important to do Puppy Obedience By Michelle Calis

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