Every dog owner dreams of owning a well behaved dog. A dog with no manners can be a nuisance not only to the owner but also to other people and cause embarrassment to the owner due to his actions. Even though it seems that such dogs are ill mannered due to their nature, in reality they can be trained to obey your commands and improve their behavior. If you happen to own a pup then it is very important that you teach him the basic dog manners and etiquette right from his early days so that he grows up to become a well behaved dog.
Even though there are lots of things that you can teach to your dog, you must focus on teaching him the basic manners and etiquette first. He can learn more things later as he grows up and he will learn them faster. You must be patient while you teach your dog and not yell at him for not obeying your commands. Remember that he is just a kid, so you need to keep your cool and focus on training him well.
Pups take a little time to learn things just as babies that are less than a year old but you can hop over to this site titled Pup life by researching it online for some interesting tips with detailed study but right now let us see the points that need to be taught to puppies.
Here are the top 3 things your must teach your puppy before he is one year old:
1) Potty training –
This is one of the most important things to teach your dog in his formative years. As far as potty training is concerned you must focus on teaching your puppy two things. The first is the location where he must go for toilet and the second is to alert you when he needs to go to toilet. Even though most people prefer that their dogs go to toilet at set times (before bed, after meals etc.), it would be useful to teach him ways to alert you if he needs to go to toilet. As an example, you can ask him a question when you take him to toilet. Gradually he will associate that question with going to toilet and when you ask him the question, he will either act disinterested or be ready to go out if he needs to go to toilet.
2) Who’s in charge –
This is another thing that you must teach your dog from an early age. You need to teach him that you are in charge and he must obey your commands. He must learn to obey your simple commands like sit, stay, fetch, release and drop etc. If you teach him well, he will soon learn that you are in charge and obey your commands without showing dissent.
3) Walk with you –
While going out for a walk, your puppy must appear well behaved. You must teach him from an early age to keep still while you put on the leash and collar. While walking outside, he must walk beside you and must not wander around sniffing and peeing. Gradually you can teach your puppy to walk beside you without a leash. It is a good idea to start this activity within your backyard and then try it outdoors. You must also teach him to respond to your calls when he wanders around so that you can take him back to home with or without a leash.