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How to Train Your Puppy to Be a Good Dog

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By Brown EkpePublished 2 months ago 4 min read

Everyone knows that if they want their dog to behave well, they need to train it properly. After all, dogs can be very smart animals, and as any owner will tell you, they can get into trouble if you don’t give them boundaries to help keep them safe and out of trouble. To make things easier on both you and your dog, here are some tips on how to train your puppy to be a good dog.

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Start Early

The earlier you start training, the more housebroken and well-behaved your pup will become. To help with potty training, take your pup outside after meals, playtime and naptime. You should also teach him where he is allowed to go potty in the house.

Set Rules and Boundaries

It's important for your puppy to learn what he can and cannot do. Establish rules and boundaries early on, such as not chewing on shoes or exploring the trash can. Teach them the word no early on and use it when they misbehave. If you're consistent with your commands, they'll learn what they're allowed to do and what they're not.

Use Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement is the act of giving your dog something they like, when they do what you ask. Positive reinforcement is better than negative reinforcement, which is when you give your dog something they don't like, in order to get them to do what you want. The most popular positive reinforcers are treats and praise.

Be Consistent

If you are going to train your puppy, be consistent. If you have set rules, set them and stick with them. The more rules that you establish for your dog, the easier it will be for him or her to learn what is acceptable behavior and what is not.

Try not to get angry when your dog does something wrong because this can lead them to act out even more next time. Punishment should always follow an act of wrongdoing but it should never come in the form of anger.

Tired of cleaning your dog's pee and poop all day and your whole house reeking of pee? Learn how to raise the perfect puppy

Reward Good Behavior

Praise is one of the most effective rewards you can give your puppy. Praise the good behavior and ignore the bad. When you do this, your pup will learn that when they behave well, they are rewarded with praise or treats. To help teach your dog what behaviors are acceptable and which ones aren't, use positive reinforcement in place of punishment for unwanted behaviors.

Avoid Punishing Your Puppy

It is important not to punish your puppy when he does something you don't want him to do. Punishment will only make your dog more fearful and less likely to listen. It can also lead them to act out in other ways, like biting or growling. In order for training your puppy, you'll need patience and consistency.

Avoid Common Training Mistakes

Here are some mistakes people make when training their puppies:

- Telling the dog what not to do rather than what they should be doing. - Assuming that your puppy will know how you want them to behave. - Giving negative attention for bad behavior. - Expecting your puppy to understand everything you say. - Making punishments severe and harsh.

Get Professional Help If Needed

It is important that you get the help of a professional when training your puppy. These professionals will be able to train your dog in the proper way. There are many things that these trainers can do to make sure your pup does not become an aggressive animal. They can also teach them how to behave around other people and pets. If there are problems with this, it could cause some serious issues down the road. Professional trainers know how to read dogs well and will often have some techniques they can use in order to give them what they need so they can change their behavior for the better!

Tired of cleaning your dog's pee and poop all day and your whole house reeking of pee? Learn how to raise the perfect puppy

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