Easy Dog Training Tips For First-Time Owners

Adding a dog to your family can be a wonderful experience, especially when you own them for the first time. You are getting a companion, a partner for yourself that will stay with you every time. But if you get an ill-mannered one, it can be a nightmare for you. Dogs need to be trained to stay with human friends properly, and for sure, you don’t want your house to be destroyed or any of your family members to get hurt by their activities. So it’s best to train your dogs properly and take control of them from the very first day. 

However, as a new pet parent, you might be in need of help training your fidos. So, we have come up with this video where you will get some easy-peasy tips to train your new puppy or dog to be well-mannered. 

Start Training From The Very First Day 

The best time for starting dog training is from the first day you bring them home. Don’t think of letting the fidos adjust to the home environment first. Because it will lead them to adopt bad habits of chewing or nibbling on things that they shouldn’t. 

So, start training from the moment you bring them home and teach them what they are allowed to do and what not. And don’t worry about adjustment. Your Pups will adjust themselves to the new environment during the training time. 

Have Treats For Them

Treats are the key weapon to training your dogs well. Fidos love to have treats and will come to you when you call them for a treat. It doesn’t matter what interesting thing they are doing. So always have treats with you when you are training your dogs. 

Always remember to treat your dogs only when they are well-behaved or complete your command. For example, in the case of sit command training, have a treat on hand and lure them with the treat. Loudly say the command “Sit,” and when your dog touches his bottom on the floor, give them the treat. This will trigger in Fido’s mind that touching the bottom of the floor means getting a tasty treat. 

Be Consistent 

Repetition is important when you are training your pup. It doesn’t matter how intelligent your fur babies are; they need little time to adopt a habit. So, you have to repeat the training every day until your pet has learned good habits. 

Socialize Your Dogs 

We know you are going to love your dogs a lot, but they also need to be socialized with other dogs and pets. Like sponges, your puppies quickly absorb and remember all the experiences and new things they go through when they are at the age of 12 to 14 weeks. 

So, if you have a small puppy, try to socialize them with other pets, humans, or objects wisely. But for aged dogs, socialization can be a little tough. If your canine doesn’t want to socialize, you have to be very patient. You have to teach your dogs that socialization is a good thing to do and will be appreciated by you. You can also arrange some playdates for your doggos and make them happy to socialize. 

Avoid Distractions 

While training your dogs, it’s best to avoid any kind of distractions for your pooch. Fidos are just like humans. Any kind of distraction during training can end in nothing. So it’s best to hide all the toys, train in a quiet place, and keep your children away until your fidos are trained. 

Be Concise 

Dogs are intelligent pets and can adapt many words and phrases as commands. But be clear and concise about your words or phrases. Be sure which command you want to teach to the pet. If you want them to learn sitting, use the word SIT only. Don’t use a full sentence; otherwise, they will get confused and won’t be able to learn the command properly. 

Final Verdict

So that’s all with our dog training tips. Now it’s your turn to teach your doggos good behavior and some amazing tricks to show up.

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier

Murphy Bernier is a New-York based freelance writer, professional blogger and certified dog trainer. She networks shelter pets to help them find homes and volunteers for rescue groups as she is passionate about dog rescue and adoption. From a very early age, she developed extensive animal handling skills from her dad, and that’s where her love for animals started.

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