Puppies can grow up to be smart if you train them correctly—and that’s exactly what our goal is today! As schools have schedules and curriculums to teach children, so too should you have one while you train your puppy.
By the time you’re done creating a puppy training schedule, you’ll be persuaded that a puppy on a schedule is the best kind of best friend. When communication is seamless and they understand routine, your puppy will grow up to be obedient.
The Moment your Puppy is Active
Before your puppy turns two months old you must implement a daily routine, and with time this routine will turn into a habit. Here’s what you need to establish:
- Where the food and water dishes are kept
- Feeding times
- Where the bed and other resting places are
- Bathroom time
- Where the toys are kept
Creating a puppy training schedule is important. Do you know how to implement a non strict training schedule? If you don’t your puppy will grow up to believe he is the master of the house and show you how you can fit into his life.
Sounds like a nightmare, right? Okay, so let’s make sure that doesn’t happen!
At Two to Three Months
You may think it’s still too young, but your puppy can understand and learn commands from only two months old.
So what basic training can be done during this beginning stage?
Teach Your Puppy Words
A dog’s mind is remarkable. Did you know that your puppy can actually understand certain words already?
Praise and correction words must be the first things taught to a young puppy. “Good” and “No” set the basis for future training. Make sure your dog knows these well before implementing other commands.
With time you can teach your pup other words such as:
- “Get off”
- “Drop it” or “Give”
When you brush, bath, clip nails or clean teeth, you shouldn’t have to fight against an unwilling puppy. Acceptance handling begins at a young age. If you leave it for too late your dog may even get aggressive with you when it’s older.
Your puppy may be resistant at first, but with a bit of assurance & reward it will feel comfortable with being handled. Taking your pup to check ups will be that much easier going forward.
A puppy’s mother does bestow some gentle behavior onto her litter. You now need to take over from the mother in certain ways.
When your puppy bites, he isn’t being gentle. Proper training must be implemented to correct this behavior. If not, an ungentle pup can grow up to be aggressive.
Correct bad behavior with positive reinforcement or by putting your pup in a timeout, rather than yelling or spanking at him or her. Squealing or yelping can make some pups believe they’re hurting you, and cause them to stop rough biting.
Even for you and I household rules help distinguish right from wrong. What will the household rules be for your puppy?
Decide on the actions you don’t want your pup to do. Ask yourself:
- Is he or she allowed on the furniture?
- Is he or she allowed on beds?
- Is shredding toilet paper allowed?
- Is the puppy allowed in the kitchen while food is being prepared?
Keeping to a puppy training schedule is important, as it maintains your puppy’s routine and learning capabilities. Remember that each pup is different and some may take longer to learn. With patience and training you can set your puppy on the patt of open communication and friendship.