Teach your puppy simple commands and good behaviour with Tracy Barnes our veterinary receptionist and qualified CBTT trainer.
Tracy runs puppy preschool where puppies up to 18 weeks old and their owners will learn basic commands, disciplinary procedures and how to socialise with other dogs. Please call us to add your name to the waiting list.
Here are some tips to get you started.
Reward good behaviour
Showing love with hugs and praise as well as tiny treats are a great way to encourage your dog to behave well.
Keep it brief
When training, keep sessions short, otherwise the dog will loose interest. Just a few minutes a day, especially when starting out.
Do dog training sessions
If you find training your dog a daunting task, then try joining a training class or book a session with a dog trainer. This will help to train and socialise your dog and also help you to keep track of their progress.
Teach them tricks
Both you and your dog will get great pleasure out of simple tricks, like when you give commands for 'paw', 'sit', and they respond. Look online or join a training session to learn more.
Always be consistant so as not to confuse the dog and undo all your great work.
Don't ever punish your dog as they don't understand punishment and it rarely has any beneficial effects.