Before we continue congratulation on the purchase of your cute little puppy. Remember your new dog will need you and depend on you for a lot of things. Similar to a child who needs proper care, attention, and training. Your new dog is an extension of your family and needs to learn to fit in and live by the house rules.
Don’t forget each breed of dog has a different temperament as does each individual dog. Despite the differences, there are some basic things in common for training all dogs. As a first-time dog owner, you should know and follow these basic dogs training to help train your new dog and lay the foundation for a long, happy relationship with your dog.
Behavioral training: One training that is universal and appropriate for your puppies is any type of training that teaches dogs to behave well with both people and other animals. It may comprise of some basic instructions, like how to stop excessive barking, chewing, or chewing furniture. The goal of this training is to bring out the best in the dog and allow easy understanding between the dog and the owner.
Home training: This type of training is very important and it should also start when the dog is still a puppy. House training has to do with training the dog to have house etiquette and to respect your space.
Teething: When your dog is teething, he is always in a lot of pain and they usually chew on furniture such as table legs, shoes etc. Potential training techniques to avoid chewing are spraying bad-smelling substance on the items that are at risk and providing the dog with chew toys
Positive reinforcement: This is a new kind of training approach and it has to do with rewarding the dog for good performance or for understanding the new trick. Dogs have a tendency to perform better when there is assurance of a reward. Likely rewards are snacks, rubbing his head, or giving the dog toys - the reward should include what the dog admire because all dogs are not the same.
Command training: This has to do with teaching your dog to follow the command with hand signals. These commands include signals like come, stay, attack, fetch, sit, lie down, and heel among others. This training requires patience and there are various techniques of dog training that can be used to achieve this such as giving rewards.
These are some of the most basic types of dog training to introduce to a new dog owner. With consistency, sticking to a schedule, being fair and firm, one will have a dog that will be helpful to the family and the society.