How to Effectively Train Your Dog
You just brought home an 8-week-old German shepherd puppy. His name is Max and he’s absolutely adorable. The breeder told you that Max is a quick learner, so you’re feeling pretty confident about teaching him some basic commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “come.” But then you start to worry…what if you’re not doing it right? What if your puppy is not responding the way you thought. Here is where Private Puppy Training in Home, North Aurora IL will benefit.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! With a little patience and consistency, anyone can train their pup.
Here are some tips for ensuring a successful private puppy training session at home.
1. We will help you set realistic expectations. It’s important to remember that puppies have short attention spans. So don’t expect Max to be able to sit for more than a few seconds at first. Also, keep in mind that each pup learns at his own pace, so don’t compare Max’s progress to that of other dogs.
2. Schedule regular training sessions. We will teach you training exercises for best results. Training is based on several short (5-10 minute) training sessions throughout the day rather than one long session. This will keep Max from getting bored and will help him retain what he’s learned.
3. Be consistent with your commands. Every time you tell Max to sit, make sure you use the same word or phrase. Otherwise, he’ll get confused and won’t be able to learn the command properly.
4. Use positive reinforcement. Dogs respond much better to positive reinforcement than negative reinforcement. So when Max does something you want him to do (like sitting on command), be sure to praise him lavishly! treats can also be used as rewards for good behavior but be careful not to overdo it or Max may become overweight.
5. End on a good note. If Max is starting to lose interest in the training session or is becoming frustrated, end the session on a good note by having him do something he knows how to do well (like sitting or lying down). This will leave him with a positive association with the training session and make him more likely to cooperate next time around.
With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to successfully training your new pup! Just remember to be patient, and consistent, and use positive reinforcement, and you’ll have a well-behaved dog in no time!