- Build Your Relationship and Learn Your Puppy’s Personality
Training your puppy won’t be easy, so your need to make sure that you’ve built a foundation first before moving on to training your puppy. The first step is to build your relationship with it, and learn more about its personality so you know what type of approach you can have when it comes to training it. Do simple tasks with your puppy. This way, you can also learn about its personality and adjust to it. For example, if you notice that your puppy is more of the timid type, then try to use a calmer voice when you are training it or when you are trying to teach commands. This will also determine the type of trainer it needs as well.
- Be Confident
Show your puppy that you know what you are doing. Lead it and it will follow you. Keep calm and show your confidence to your pet so that it will be motivated to follow you.
- Use Positive Reinforcement
Dogs love attention, so make sure you give them a positive one. Avoid constantly scolding them when they are doing something bad, and ignore them when they are following your instructions. You can use treats as rewards, and this can act as a positive reinforcement, along with praises. Do this whenever your dog follows your instructions or does something that you like.
- Take Them To Training Class
If you are still wary about training your puppy on your own, you can also get a trainer or sign up in a training class. These types of classes can help you and offer various tips on how you can train your puppy into being a well-behaved one. This also allows for a chance of socialization, along with learning some of the most basic and important commands.