Pet parents should feel proud of their dogs manners. Teaching a puppy those good manners can be made easier by following a few helpful tips.
1. Go Easy: A puppy is a very sensitive creature. Puppies will eventually get it, but you have to avoid using any harsh words or punishments in your training. Just kindly repeat the behavior you want your puppy to learn, and he will learn it without fear.
2. Part Acts: Teach what you want your puppy to learn in parts. There are steps to learning something new. Teach one step at a time, and move on to the next step when the previous step has been mastered by your puppy.
3. Short and Sweet: Puppies, like babies and toddlers, cannot focus their attention on the task at hand for very long. Once your puppys attention wanders, it will be time to stop the training, and begin anew. Let is puppy brain rest and start again when he can focus.
4. Make Him Feel Special: You have to make your puppy feel that he is of value if you want a puppy that is eager to learn. Always be upbeat with your puppy. Play with him, cuddle him, and sweet-talk him all the time. Let puppy know you have so much fun with him and he will always be ready to learn.
5. No Distractions: Puppies cannot pay attention to the instructions given by you if there is a lot of noise and activity going on during the training sessions. You need a quiet place, free of interruptions, in which to teach your puppy the manners he will need.
6. Give Him Time: Kids do not learn all the multiplication facts in one day. It takes time to learn something important. A puppy wont get it on the first try. Puppies, like little kids, will forget what was taught the day before and reteaching will be required. Just like kids, lots and lots of repetition is key to making a new skill firm.
6. Keep Words the Same: You must talk to your puppy when you are teaching him if you want him to do what you desire. You have to use the same words and phrases each and every time you work with him in his training sessions.