10 Tips for Happy Puppies

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What do puppies really need? The 10 most important principles!

The start of common happiness is sometimes harder than you think. Diverse education counselors describe a variety of training methods and often confuse more than they provide the puppy owners support. Of course, a puppy needs first and foremost your love, attention and care. But to make your puppy a confident, laid-back dog, he also needs clear, safe rules. Adhere to this little puppy baseline from the beginning, then both you and your puppy will have a happy life together. For now, focus on the 10 most important principles:

Tip 1 - Think like a dog

  • Understanding your dogJust put yourself in the dog's position more often and try to understand why he is doing something. Do this before blaming him for a certain behavior. Often it is completely natural instincts, followed by the dog, which are partly alien to us humans 
  • Do not Forge Eye Contact Do notdespair if the dog does not look at you when you talk to him. Bear in mind that eye contact can be a threat to dogs. Your dog must first learn that it means nothing bad in contact with people. Always reward your dog as soon as he is attentive. Be it with praise or with a dog biscuit

Tip 2 - Do you speak "doggy"?

  • Of course, you should not start barking now, but keep in mind thatit is often a matter of course for us humans that the dog understands our language. In fact, he does not do this and can only derive keywords and the resulting situations. Stay with clear words or very short sentences. It is not without reason that there are commands like: No, Seat, Place, Stay, Fine or Come, the more the dog is able to express the wish, the better the dog can do it 
  • That'swhat your dog understands: You say: Man, Bello, I've already told you 1000 times that you should sit down when I tell you, so make sure you finally sit down. Your dog understands: Blablabla ... SEAT. And if you are lucky, you will reach your goal. However, both parties would have had it easier if you had simply said SEAT. Assuming her dog has already learned the commands. Reward it playfully if it offers something of its own and give the appropriate command. So your dog learns without pressure, piece by piece

Tip 3 - Set limits

  • Just be consistentThe house, the garden and other areas to which the dog has access are quite dangerous. Sockets and stairs for example. Bring the NO commands to your dog and be a puppy already, so that you can protect him and also determine areas that are taboo for him 
  • Hardness is not necessaryIt is not necessary at all to become loud or even fierce. Stop his action by clearly saying NO and moving him to another place if he does something he should not. If necessary, divert it with something else. At some point this constant interruption will be annoying and he will refrain from doing so himself. This may take a long time, but rest assured, the more consistent you are now, the better the command will be and you will enjoy it for a lifetime because your dog will not question your commands

Tip 4 - Housing purity made easy

  • You only need to watch your dog! Many dog ​​owners are very skeptical about housebuilding. As a rule, he will have to do his business after sleeping and eating. Bring the puppy to where you want it to dissolve. He will accept this place later as his "loo" 
  • Pay attention to your puppy:If he gets restless, he must surely. And sometimes a mishap will happen. Do not blame your dog! They were just not fast enough and a little fie is quite enough 
  • Also at night, housekeeping is not a problem:A cozy equipped with a blanket flight box or a kennel are there ideal helpers. Sleep with your puppy for the first few nights, then you will hear when he awakes and then you can bring him out to solve. As a rule, a puppy does not pollute its nest and so it is an ideal help for you

Tip 5 - Feed Intent? No thanks

  • Your dog must learn to share. The goal is that you can always get to his food or other, without him growling growls. Take the food away regularly or grab it by hand. This is a particularly important learning process, especially when there are children in the house. If your dog growls or even bites, a fierce fuss or shout is announced and the food should first be taken away. Please do this exercise only when the dog has gotten used to something, because otherwise he has enough impressions to deal with

Tip 6 - Come immediately, not later

  • The command HERE is one of the most important commands ever. It could save your dog's life. Call HERE from the beginning, for example, if you provide the food bowl, or even if the puppy comes to you voluntarily. Always do this kindly and never punish him if he comes to you after he has run away! He does not associate your blame with running away, but with the approach and that is absolutely counterproductive. First, support your puppy by shouting a friendly smile, kneeling and stretching your arms. A dog biscuit to reward does the rest. He should always come to you with a good feeling and never make a negative experience during this exercise. Then you will have a lifetime of fun and security with this command

Tip 7 - Space means space

  • Whenever your little puppy lies down, call PLACE. Praise him extensively. He will know this command quickly and soon lie down on command. Try it out. If your puppy does not react yet, just wait until he lies down and can call you. This always friendly and with a praise 
  • Do not make the mistake of praising the dog too much. Otherwise he will want to jump out of the position. Praise him while he lies. Otherwise he will jump up soon after the command to rave. If your puppy has learned to lie down on command, gradually increase the time until he is able to stay for a long time until you retrieve him. Also, this command is a lifesaver, for example, if your dog is in danger

Tip 8 - Choose puppy play lessons wisely

  • Sometimes well meant not well done! The puppy should be socialized in the puppy play hour and enjoy contact with other dogs. The problem often: There are few offers in which the puppies are really divided according to age and size. So it quickly comes to problems when the 12-week-old Dachshund is bullied by a 14 weeks young Bernese Sennen. Since it can only come to self-doubt and frustration, because the little Dachshund is in any case physically inferior and can hardly get involved joyfully in a game 
  • Beware of unpleasant scumbags. Watch out for your puppy and stop beating or freeing him from a situation where he does not feel well. Bear in mind that you are responsible for your puppy and that he is oriented towards you. If he feels abandoned by you in some situations, he will seek ways without you to get out of trouble. So pay attention to reasonable classification in puppy play groups, then you have fun with it and your puppy learns for life

Tip 9 - Leashes made easy

  • Here comes Tip 1 - Think like a dog - to bear. Because the leash is quite a challenge for every dog ​​owner. Bear in mind that your puppy or later the adult dog does not mean it at all, because its natural pace is usually a lot faster than our natural pace 
  • We are automatically in conflict. We want the dog to walk slowly and the dog wants us to adapt to his pace. Change the direction if the dog pulls on the leash too much and practice at first without distraction. The best way to do that is if you manage to keep your attention. But nevertheless it should be said: not for nothing do whole books deal only with this topic. You have the chance to make the right impact right from the start. Use them

Tip 10 - You are my best friend

  • In everything you do:Never forget that your little puppy should become your best friend at the same time. Fight for this friendship and let your little puppy right in your heart 
  • Because one thing is clear:you have the best dog in the world, but you too are the best person in the world for your dog. And together you will be unbeatable! A destination that pays off to face all the challenges of puppy education. Have fun

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