Training Material - Links From A Professional Dog Trainer
If there's one article to read, let this be the one. This article is meant to be a guide for any new dog owner, but it's specifically built for puppies. As with any exercise regimen you'll want to set aside dedicated time blocks for training, practice consistently, and increase the challenge as time goes on by moving the training into areas of more distraction. Take it slow. Build each behavior incrementally, allowing the dog to master each step before proceeding too fast.
If you ever need anything it's all on YouTube these days!
These two vids may help with Housetraining:
Stop puppy biting: https://youtu.be/ZKjk84OkzcI
The basics done right:
Sit, Down, Stand: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmhGsDl0OWI
Sit at a distance: https://youtu.be/1Qom20Vz6kQ
Coming when called: https://youtu.be/nLo8YP4-D8Y
Here's a video explaining long line training which can really strengthen coming when called.
My main focus with puppy training is Impulse Control behaviors:
Impulse control: https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/impulse-control-training-and-games-dogs
My three most important impulse control behaviors to teach right away:
Eye Contact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oo6tcSxWWg
Long stay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtFR4che_D4
Leave it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asVQYYSWPJc
Training for calmness:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxMHwrSqD8Y
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCk5VxHZ398
Settle Down/Relax: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRM0LeSBjxA
You'll notice almost all of my videos are Tab289. He's awesome. I highly recommend you watch many of his vids.
I also like Zak George, but his videos are always long.
There's also a terrific trainer, Victoria Stilwell, with eHowPets.
Between the three you can find anything you need!
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