Top 10 Dog Training Tips


Do you have any immediate plans to start training your puppy? Check out our top tips to make it work.

It’s imperative to start basic training with your puppy as soon as you introduce them indoors. Doing this can teach kids how to behave appropriately and help stop the onset of bad behaviours. Reward-based training is fun and will help you bond with your new pup. Start inside and move outside once they have mastered the fundamentals.

If you take the time to train your dog and teach him the basics, both of you will profit in several situations. Keeping them safe while they are out for walks and on days off is most important.

Here are some of the most common talents to get you started:

  • sit
  • down
  • come
  • leave.

When training a new behaviour, a marker, such as saying “Yes!” or “Good,” is a clear signal that informs your dog that they are doing it right. Before you start, you need to know what a marker is and how to introduce it to your dog.

Ten tips for training your puppy

Before training your pup, use the following ten tips to ensure it succeeds.

1. First, try it without it to ensure you understand and avoid confusing your puppy.

2. Ensure the training is held in a quiet, distraction-free environment.

3. Before you begin, ensure your pup has eaten and urinated.

4. Use only constructive criticism. A pleasant treat or praise are suitable rewards. To keep your pup interested, switch up your approaches sometimes.

5. Show your pup what you want them to do rather than force them to comply.

6. Maintain consistency and dependability.

7. Keep training sessions short (five to ten minutes at a time), teach only one habit at a time, and end with a fun game or activity.

8. Document your progress. You can either record it on video or in writing.

9. Practice patience. Consider pausing, going back a step, and moving more slowly the next time if the dog has problems.

10. Enjoy yourself and have fun; if you or your companion aren’t, postpone the topic till another day.

Puppies may display other unpleasant behaviours and not understand the meaning of sit or leave unless you teach them. Examples of this include pulling on the lead or using the indoor restroom. It would help if you avoided this.

Check into our puppy school courses if you need help with the fundamentals. Your puppy will learn the skills necessary to help them prevent acquiring problematic behaviours as they age here. Is your dog struggling with their behaviour? Then speak with your veterinarian, who can put you in touch with a certified behaviourist.