Puppy Training: A Complete Guide on How To Potty Train Your Puppy, Keep Him From Chewing, And Help Him Be More Sociable

September 1, 2021
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September 1, 2021 Bryan Striegler

Puppy Training: A Complete Guide on How To Potty Train Your Puppy, Keep Him From Chewing, And Help Him Be More Sociable

We all know that training a puppy is no easy task. However, with some patience and commitment, you can successfully complete this task in time. To help you on your way to success, here are some quick tips for training a puppy.

How to Potty Train a Puppy

The first thing you’ll run into with your puppy is going potty. After he or she has a few accidents, you’ll be ready to teach them how to go to the bathroom outside.

when we got our bernese mountain dog puppy

1) Start with the right supplies – Puppies need potty pads at first. They are going to have accidents, so it’s good to have these around the house to protect your carpet or floor.

2) Choose your method – There are many different ways to train puppies to use the bathroom outside of their living area including the popular “crate-training” method. You should figure out what is best for your specific situation before beginning training though!

3) Take them outside frequently- Every 30-60 minutes, take your puppy outside. Use whatever word you plan on using for going potty and use positive reinforcement when they do go. After they get older and aren’t having accidents, you can wait longer to take them outside.

How to Introduce Puppy to His New Home

Having a new puppy in the house is a lot of fun, but introducing your new dog to your old dog can be a little intimidating. You may have already been through this process before, or if not, you will soon.

adult Berner playing with Berner puppy

Every animal has their own way of doing things and your pets are no different. The first rule of thumb is to keep them as separate as possible, but there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, you should give them enough time to sniff each other before introducing them face-to-face.

The first thing to do before training begins

The first thing you should do before training begins is build a loving relationship with your puppy. This will help create a safe environment for both of you to enjoy for many years to come.

Make sure to spend time with your puppy that is fun and not training. Play with them and build that relationship.

Creating a safe environment means a place where puppy can relax and feel safe. Avoid things like sudden loud noises or rough handling. If you have kids, talk to them about how to treat the puppy.

At what age can I start puppy training?

Puppies start learning from childhood and good breeders start the process of handling and socializing right away. Young puppies have short attention spans but you can expect them to start to learn simple instructions about obedience as early as seven to eight weeks old.

How to Stop Your Puppy from Chewing

There are many things you can do to stop your puppy from chewing. The best way to do this is by figuring out the cause of the issue and then implementing solutions.

Bernese Puppy in dog bed

Puppies have an urge to chew just like any other dog does because it has a natural instinct to explore the world with its mouth. This is because their teeth are sharp which makes them want to chew on things so they can wear down their teeth. But not all puppies will chew for this reason. Some have psychological reasons for why they are chewing or are trying to tell you something.

One idea is to provide something for them to chew on, so they won’t destroy something you care about. Take into account what they normally chew on and find something similar, but not of value.

Puppies & Dog Biting Prevention Tips

Dogs are the most amazing and loving pets that we can have. However, sometimes they can get aggressive and bite people. The only way to stop this from happening is to take preventative measures. Here are some tips on how to stop a dog from biting:

-Train your puppy at an early age with proper training and setting boundaries.

-Use a muzzle when you feel like the situation calls for it or if you’re not sure how your dog will react.

-Keep an eye on your dog’s body language, if their tail is high up in the air, they probably feel threatened and might use aggression as a defense mechanism.

-If you notice that your dog is starting to tense up or show signs of aggressiveness (snarling, grow

Best Dog Training Commands For Puppies And Adult Dogs

Today we will be exploring some of the most important commands that every dog owner should know.

When it comes to communicating with your dog, a lack of a common language can make things difficult. It is imperative that you understand the best way for you to communicate with your canine. Yours and your dogs safety is at risk if you don’t know how to say no or stop in a way that they will understand.

The best way to start this training process is by teaching your puppy the basic cues such as sit, stay and come when called. This will provide them with some level of obedience and understanding within their world as well as yours and help with good manners.

How do I teach my dog to come when I am called?

There are many different ways to get your canine companion to come to you when called. One of the most effective methods is what is called “reward training.”

The dog’s brain associates the verbal command with a reward, so if it does not receive the reward when expected, it will not come. The following steps will teach your dog to come when called.

Bernese puppy sitting in grass

1: Choose a word for the command, something short and easy to say. It should be something that you will not use for anything else in your household. Take note of how long it takes between issuing the command and rewarding your dog. If it takes too long for your dog to register what you want them to do, they’ll get frustrated and stop trying. You may also want to choose a word that doesn’t sound like other words.

2: Start in a distraction free zone. It needs to be just the two of you without any toys or other people that might distract your puppy.

3: Have treats and repeat the action and reward the puppy when he or she comes to you. You can also use a longer leash and give a small pull when you use the command to give them the idea.

4: The 4th step in teaching a dog to come when called is repetition. You can’t do it once or twice and expect your dog to know what you want them to do. They need to hear it often in order for them to make the association in their head between coming when called and getting a reward.

How do I teach my dog to sit?

Teaching your dog to sit is a quick and easy skill that will help in training and picking up after your pet.

Two Bernese Mountain dogs in Arkansas

1. Hold a treat in front of your dog’s nose and then slowly move it down towards the floor while simultaneously moving your hand away from your dog’s face.

2. When they follow the movement of the treat with their head, use a word such as “sit” (or any other word you want to use) and gently push their rear end down until they are sitting on their haunches, before giving them their treat!

Teaching your pet how to sit is a simple exercise that will help them learn to calm down when they’re picking up too much energy from being excited or when they’re in an unfamiliar situation. It also can be a safety precaution, so they don’t jump on people or run away.

How do I teach my dog to lie down?

In order for your dog to learn how to lie down, you need to teach him or her what this command means by using very clear and consistent body language and voice commands. Start by placing your dog in a sitting position while you are standing up. Once he or she is in the sitting position, put one hand on his back while using other hand to move his paws off the floor before removing your hands from the dog’s body completely and giving him or her a treat while saying the term you want to use (down, lie down).

Bernese puppy training

How do I teach my dog to walk on a loose-leash?

Dogs need to learn how to walk on a loose-leash gradually. They can’t just be put on a leash for the first time and expect it to work.

If you want your dog to stop pulling and do loose leash walking, start by teaching them that pulling doesn’t get them what they want. You can do that by using other rewards like food or toys. If you are consistent with this, your dog will eventually associate the reward with not pulling and should stop doing it altogether.

The first step of training your dog is getting them used to wearing a collar and leash. Start by giving them getting them used to the feeling of wearing the collar around their neck. Put it on their neck for short periods of time and offering them treats when you put it on. The next step is the leash. Start by rewarding them when you bring out the leash and have them be near it. After they get use to this, you can connect the leash. Go for short walks zig-zagging and changing direction to show that you are leading, not them. Reward them when they follow.

How do I start socializing my puppy?

Puppies are adorable but they have a lot of energy and can be mischievous. It is important to get them socialized so they can grow up to be good members of the family. Here are a few steps that you should take to socialize your puppy.

1) Start with your home – take your pup everywhere in the house and give it a little treat when it behaves well. Let it explore all the rooms and get comfortable with everything that is there.

2) Continue outside – take your puppy on walks around the neighborhood, let him meet other animals, people, other animals etc…

Usually the socialization starts from 7 weeks old, which is about when you normally get a puppy. Even if it’s later than that, it’s not too late to start socializing your puppy.

How much time should I spend training my puppy every day?

If you start training your puppy early, they’ll repay you by being well-behaved as an adult. To train your pup correctly, you should work hard with them on the daily training for about 18 months.

The more frequently you teaches and watch your puppy, the less opportunities they have for inappropriate behaviors. Make sure you train in every area. Practice with your puppy wherever you want them to be able to do the rest of their lives.

Getting Professional Help with Training Your Puppy

For those who are interested in training their puppy but are struggling to do it alone, there are a variety of options that can be taken. Online classes and videos as well as in person classes and pet stores offer different levels of education and training classes.

Online classes provide an interactive experience with trainers who teach courses on how to train your puppy. These courses come with videos, articles, blogs, and interactive quizzes.

In person dog training offers hands-on experience and interaction with other people and dogs. I find this the best because you have someone there watching and can determine what is best for your situation. Pet stores like Petco or Petsmart offer classes or you can find dog training at other dog related stores. I found a training class at a store devoted to dog training. It’s what they do every day so they are good at it.

Teaching Kids To Train Their Own Pets – the Right Way

Teaching kids to train their pets the proper way is important for many reasons. It not only teaches them responsibility, but also ensures that they are caring for another living creature.

A lot of people don’t think about how much work goes into training pets. It can take months to teach a dog how to sit, stay, or fetch. Teaching kids the right way to train their pets will help prolong that process and make it easier on both parties involved.

Conclusion: The Importance of Training Your Dog as Early as Possible

Pets continue to be a part of the American family as they provide companionship and alleviate loneliness.

Dogs, in particular, bring a sense of security and comfort to many households. Dogs can also help with training children to be more responsible for their actions.

Two Berners playing

Pet ownership is on the rise across the nation. In particular, dog ownership has seen an increase in recent years and experts believe that some people choose to get a dog rather than a child because of the companionship and sense of security they provide. These experts also believe that some people get dogs as a substitute for children because dogs are easier to train and more forgiving when mistakes happen.