If you have brought yourself a dog, you should consider training him. In that way, your experience with your dog will become more rewarding and engaging. Aside from that, he will learn house manners and proper behavior. No one ever wanted to leave their dog in the house and come back with their messes around. Here is a basic dog training guide that every pet owner must know about:
Before anything else, if you let your dog stay inside your house then you should teach him basic house manners. Establish a routine, stick to the schedule of your dog, and watch him carefully. A puppy will want to eliminate right after waking up, eating, and playing. If you are still not allowed to take him outside then you should provide a puppy pad instead. However, as time goes by, you should introduce the bathroom breaks to the outside of the house. You need to make sure that your puppy learns that inside the house is not the place to do his thing.
Dogs are not born to understand your language
Always remember that your dog wouldn’t be able to understand what the word “no”, “sit” and “come” means unless you show them how to do it. Instead of yelling to your dog in order to do such things, you should just show him how to do it so that they can follow you the next time around.
Provide everything he needs in your absence
You cannot keep your eyes on your puppy at all times. Therefore, if you are not there to supervise, you should make sure that you are providing him with everything he might need. In that way, you can avoid accidents. Giving your puppy the appropriate toys that he can play and chew with is important but make sure that you also pay attention to his bad habit of putting everything in his mouth. There are some pet owners that will just let their puppy destroy their stuff until the dog will grow with that bad behavior.
Give him a treat if necessary
Make sure that you are giving your puppy a treat after he had successfully obeyed what it was that you are trying to teach him about. By doing so will help your puppy to strive harder and will look forward to the good stuff. You should also let your pup know that what he is doing is right by giving him a soft praise. If you notice that your puppy is doing well even without your supervision, you should also give him a small pat on the head and some treats to get him in the mood.
These are just some of the basic training guidelines that you can start with if you wanted to train your dog. As for the pet owner, all you need is consistency, patience, and commitment in order to see the results of your effort and time invested.