Dog whisperer training tips
When training a puppy, it’s similar to teaching a baby! You have to train the dog to walk, listen and go to the toilet correctly.
Many UK based dog whisperers believe, whether you have a puppy or rehoming a dog, you will need to look into tips and tricks to train them. Training a dog can be a quick or a long process. It all depends on age and temperament of the puppy.
Before you begin any training program with your new dog, you will need to ask yourself the following questions:
What is the dog’s background?
It is vital that you learn about the dog’s background and history, whether it’s a puppy or a mature re-housed dog. Make sure you know about the breed, parents and any veterinary checks if it’s a puppy.
Again if it’s a rescue dog, the same information applies, ask about the dogs upbringing, their previous home and any other information you can find out.
What type of breed research should I carry out?
Its extremely important to research the breed, especially if this is a crossbreed. Make sure you know about possible illnesses or conditions that could possible happen over time.
Furthermore temperament is great topic to researching your breed of dog, particularly as different dog breeds have different temperaments. This research will help you work out your best approach to dog training.
Check to see how much exercise your dog breed needs, as some breeds need more where others need less. This will help with night times and routines.
Making sure your dog is well exercised.
What should I expect during dog training?
Expect accidents and mistakes, everyone dog has an accident, and makes a mistake. It’s normal learning curve behaviour.
Start with low expectations and raise them overtime as you both develop. Be cool headed, when accidents happen, as there will be a few along the way! You will have attempted escapes, hiding, excitement, piddles and poops. Set house rules for your dog and be consistent, reward the good behaviour.
Should I award my dog with treats?
A range of delicious treats is a great way to reward your dog for they good behaviour. Remember to only use treats when your puppy has done something good, and never when bad.
You may also like to award your doggy friend in other ways, such as long belly rubs and even more affection.
What type of structure and routine should I offer my dog?
Routine and structure is important. Having the same meal times, walks and bathing will give your new dog a set routine. This can help with behaviour. Always remember you are alpha. Allowing the pet to become the alpha of the household can cause behavioural issues.
What type of collar and Lead should I buy my dog?
There are lots to think about when homing or rehoming a dog. And choosing the right collar and lead is an essential part of dog training and long term dog walking. Looking for a specialised dog training lead is possibly the right start, then you can work towards a more conventional collar and lead set, once the dog is able to walk on a lead without pulling.
There is lots to think about when welcoming a new dog into your home, enjoy it and you will be rewarded with a loving and faithful companion.