Training a pup takes a lot of hard work, consistency, and effort, but it’s all worth it in the long run! If you missed the previous part to this article, which had five general tips for pup training, go check that out now – it’ll really help.
Remember, though, that a good pup who makes improvements always deserves a good reward. Here are four more training tips to help you in that area!
1. Are rewards bribery? Yes and no! In all honesty, if a treat gets a pup to do what you want him to, why not use it if it works? What’s important is that good behavior earns a reward, and not the other way around! Don’t forget that doggy treats aren’t the only types of rewards – praise, games, walks, and affection work, too!
2. Find out what treats your pup actually likes. Advertisements might sing high praise of certain treats, but at the end of the day, it’s up to a pup’s personal preference. Take a note of what your fur ball likes!
3. Give your pup lots of affection. It’s easy to show a fur ball that he’s doing something we don’t like when we get angry or unhappy, but we often forget to shower a pup with love when he’s being good. So give him praise and go all out! Trust me, your fur ball will love it.
4. Let your pup earn privileges and freedom slowly. Don’t introduce your pup to the whole house all at once! This can lead to accidents, broken décor, and chewed furniture – and you won’t always be there to catch them in the act! Close doors and use baby fences to keep your pup in certain areas. If you can’t watch him, tether him, put him in a crate, or make a pup safe area with baby fences.
So now, you know how to train and give appropriate rewards. Good luck in your pup training endeavors! Don’t forget to give this a thumbs up and share away if you found it helpful!
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