There are as many ways to raise a puppy as there are to raise a child. One idea per family in general! But most of us agree that when it comes to children, certain things are universal and indisputable.
Here are three things that many people just don’t think of when it comes to raising their dogs, however. How many times have we heard, “My dog just doesn’t listen to me” or “He just doesn’t behave!”
Dogs don’t understand English until we teach them.
What we like most about puppies is the way they live for us, the way they focus everything they have on us, the way our lives become theirs. In the beginning, they study us to learn our body language, facial expressions, and language.
Until we teach them the English language, that’s all they have. If we say, “Do you want to leave?” one day, “Do you have to go to the bathroom?” the next day and “Hafta pee?” on the third day, if they find out what we want, it’s because we take the leash and move towards the door with a smile on our face!
If you’re going to speed up training three times, teach him your language. Choose a command for EVERY behavior and stick to it. Tell everyone in your family to use the same words and leadership, and your puppy will surprise you with how much faster it learns.
A puppy’s metabolism is accelerating faster than we think.
The younger your puppy, the faster it grows, the more food and water it needs to feed its metabolism, and the more often it needs to feed. Don’t punish your puppy when he makes a house-breaking mistake.
This is your fault. Your dog’s age in weeks and the size of its breed determine how often it should go out once an hour is not very common for a 6-week-old puppy, especially if it is summer.
Dogs love the exciting smells outdoors, so there is no excuse for not having it at home for 7-8 weeks of age. Right after a nap, after he eats and after cleaning are the crucial moments, and he signals to you.
If he is happily chewing on a toy and suddenly stands up with his nose on the floor, move quickly! And every time he comes out of the bathroom, he praises him to heaven! “What a good boy!” “GOOD, potty!” It’s similar. Dogs love our happy faces and will do anything to get it.
Dogs live by our facial expressions and body language.
Because of this, the worst punishment you need to give your dog is to make a face and walk away from it. You can see his tail fall, and his face is so sad. He will learn his lesson, I guarantee.
But your attention span is only 3-5 minutes, so don’t neglect it anymore. Love him and give him your happy face again. Physical punishment is never necessary. Use consistent commands and loving praise, and he will know what you want from him before you know it.
He will become a master of your body language and facial expressions in no time.
Of course, there are many aspects to training your puppy well. Love and kindness work just as well for puppies as it does for children, creating a happy, well-adjusted, and obedient dog for life.
These three important tips, used consistently with confidence, will get you started on the road.