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How to parent a puppy?

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12 Jan 2022

How to parent a puppy?
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12 Jan 2022

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12 Jan 2022
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ as well as an assistance/service dog trainer, specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.

Parenting a puppy is simialar to parenting a child. You want to beloving and consistent . Loving meaning no harsh punishment, and use positive based obedience training, and consistent meaning when you make a rule , such as don't feed the dog from the table, then don't break that rule.

Too many people are not consistent and what happens is the dog learns a bit differently, so when you break your own rule, then you are going to have a pesty dog that everyone gets upset with.

Training the puppy one new command a week and do follow up training with what the dog has already learned each week.

12 Jan 2022
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12 Jan 2022
Wonderful! How to do potty training?
12 Jan 2022
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12 Jan 2022
Shall I post a new quesiton?
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12 Jan 2022
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

no need for a new question on this one. I will give you all the information you need for potty training and positive obedience training. Then in the future if you run into issues you can open a new question:) give me a minute to get those links for you

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12 Jan 2022
Sally G.
Sally G.
Independent Contractor

TRAINING

Start your training in non distracting areas and gradually move to more distracting areas slowly. If at any point you move to a more distracting area and the dog acts out, then you have to go back to the last spot he was listening and train longer there, before moving forward.

Also, always remember as you start moving to more distracting areas, you need to up the ante of reward . So , for non distracting areas you can use soft dog treats broken up to smaller pieces , but when it is more distracting you need to up that reward to chicken or hot dog slivers.

If you have never used a clicker , you have to load it first before you start training. This just means you do 10 to 15 repetitions of clicking and treating so she knows that after the click sound, she is rewarded. The click sound, as you train, is actually a marker that she has done the right thing. The clicker costs about 2 dollars in a pet store.

Zac George -loading the clicker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPDOrEEsAJ8

Clicker training/positive method training/ print off

http://www.clickerlessons.com/

For more videos of clicker training other commands go to google search and type in “clicker training videos”

Leave it should be taught to every dog. This command when taught correctly, tells the dog to stop what it is doing and put its attention back on you. It is a vital command for every dog. it will help with barking, taking things it should not have, chasing animals or cars and more. use a variety of items for training leave it so the dog knows it pertains to everything in its sight. Include using a remote control car to represent moving items such as animals or cars

clicker leave it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNAOe1djDyc

clicker maintaining focus http://www.clickertraining.com/files/auto-eye-contact.pdf

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12 Jan 2022
Sally G.
Sally G.

Potty training

1) take the dog to the area by leash on each outing

2) give a potty command such as go potty and repeat this even as the dog is going. A command keeps the dog’s mind on track.

3)when done, praise and give a treat. Do not wait to get back in the house to give a treat or the dog will think they are being rewarded for coming inside. Use a treat such as hot dog slivers or chicken slivers and this is the only time the dog should get this.

4) Any accidents just clean up, do not reprimand the dog in any way

4) hang a dog bell on the door and ring this each time you take the dog outside for potty reasons only. eventually the dog will ring the bell on its own.

If the dog does not go potty at an outing, then put the dog back in the crate for 10 minutes and try again, or if you don’t use a crate then keep the leash on and keep the dog at your side.

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