Imagine while you were a newborn just settling into this world at home. You’re under your mother’s care and surrounded by your siblings.
Suddenly, your utopic environment is turned upside down as you’re plucked away from familiarity and placed with total strangers. Confused and disoriented, you’d probably act out being a complete nuisance to the people around you.
Your rowdiness can only be justified in your mind because this is the most vulnerable position you’ve ever been in since you’ve been alive. This is exactly how a puppy feels when you first bring them home and you wonder why you can’t settle her down.
At this point, you know it’s up to you to get your puppy acting the way you want before it’s too late. It’s your job to help them adjust to their new lifestyle and it’s easier than you may think.
The first thing you have to realize is that puppies are just like the newborns taking everything in like a sponge and learning very quickly. Thinking of puppy training in this way gives you the understanding that it’s your job on whether the instructions you give her are the right ones or not.
The fact is at such a young age your puppy is very impressionable so it’s crucial you begin laying the ground rules from the get go. In the early days of living with your puppy it’s all about expectations.
You’re showing her how you will normally act toward her. Giving her a template to work off of in the future. As well, you want to show her how you want her to act toward you. These are two factors that will either set you up for success or failure.
Your relationship with your puppy can be either an amazing fun-filled one or a disastrous stress filled one — it’s all up to you. Some days it can seem like an uphill battle but if you practice a little patience and stay focused on how you want your puppy to act it can be done.
Training a rambunctious puppy can be very easy once you take breath simplify things. If you want to build that loving relationship everybody does with their puppy than here are five tips to get you started.
One of the first things you must understand that the whole process of training your puppy you’re building a relationship.
It’s time to ditch the the dictatorship mentality with your puppy and choose to provide guidance and structure. Think of it as dancing a tango with your puppy where you’re lending direction to her.
One of the biggest things you need to realize about a puppy is they love routine. Knowing this you gives you an opportunity to teach them and grow closer while you’re doing it.
Consistency is the key when it comes to training your puppy the basic fundamentals.
In the beginning you’ll have to schedule time everyday for even the familiar obedience communication such as sitting, laying down, stay, etc. Taking this quality time with your puppy is an important relationship building skill you can develop.
One great key to training success is to always rewarding your with everything you want them to do. After awhile your puppy will learn and have long lasting reliable behaviour.
This one is the most popular of problem solving techniques when it comes to overly excited puppies. A good old fashion squeaky toy or bone will divert their attention. There are a lot of toys on the market today that you can buy your puppy that are cost-efficient.
Ensure you have a lot on hand, especially if your puppy is teething. A fun-time can easily get out of hand and you may find your puppy biting or chewing on anything. It’s up to you what that anything is. You choose what they can chew or they will! (And, from what I hear puppies have expensive furniture-like taste.)
The most natural way you can calm down your puppy is the simplest way. A lot of the time the solution to your rowdy puppy is excess energy.
At this stage of a puppies life you should ensure she get structured exercise
One of the best solutions for both you and your puppy is to take her on a loose leash walk. Make sure you give her plenty of opportunity to sniff and explore the surrounding environment.
After about 6 months and your puppy has appropriate dog skills you may even explore an off-leash park. This is only recommended if you are confident she’ll be okay around dogs of all ages and backgrounds.
Last but not least is the most obvious one available today. Find a training professional in your area that will teach you and your puppy the best ways to stay calm.
For instance, attending dogma’s day school is an excellent solution for this common problem. You get to treat your puppy to a “doggy daycare,” while you get to socialize with other dog owners. You’ll get some of the best positive training techniques that are up-to-date for you to use.
Puppy training can seem like an uphill battle and intimidating process but it doesn’t have to be. It’s never as difficult as you initially think as long as you establish everything early and remember that they’re dealing with a whole new world and environment.
If you simply keep that in mind you’ll be well on your way to having a calm puppy that only gets excited when you pull the treats out.