Part of being a pet parent is training your puppy to become the good boy (or girl) they’re meant to be.
Dogs learn by association, and they learn early on that there are actions that are rewarded and others discouraged. It’s up to you as the furparent to help them distinguish how to behave while they’re young.
Check out 5 tips to encourage positive behaviour in your puppy:
Encouraging positive behaviour in your beloved pup starts with you. It’s part of your job as a pet parent to learn how to shape your dog’s behaviour and responses.
Create a routine
Establishing a consistent routine helps your dog get into the zone of understanding exactly where they should be at any given time.
Fill their food bowl at the same time every day, go on walks at the same time, and play with them at the same time.
When you offer your dog a regularly nurturing environment, they will learn to trust you more and be more likely to engage in positive behaviour.
Reward them with treats
This is the oldest trick in the book. When your dog does something good, give them a treat. It will help them understand what habits to repeat and what to quit doing.
Fight the urge to use training methods that either punish or frighten your dog. Instead, opt for praises and rewards, and use a calm tone of voice when you discipline them.
Discourage them from biting while they’re young by giving them a dental chew instead of offering your hand. This will help them refrain from biting people in the future as they practise chewing on something healthy.
Make exercise a priority
Don’t let your dog stay bored and restless. This is how most bad behaviour emerges as they scavenge ways to keep themselves preoccupied.
Regular exercise will help them stay mentally and physically busy. This will also better help them curb unwanted habits.
Training your pup can be challenging especially at first, but with the right tools, attention, and love you can help shape them to become the well-behaved, good boy or girl they’re meant to be.
Training your dog to be consistent with their good habits comes with consistent rewards. Make sure you’re pampering them with nutrition-packed treats!
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