What to teach your puppy at weeks

The right age to start teaching your puppy is at about 8 weeks. And where do you start? At the very beginning start by teaching him simple things such as the following.

1 The place where his water bowl is placed.

2 Teach him the location of his food plate.

3 Let him learn the timings of his various meals.

4 Teach him where his bed is placed.

5 He must also learn the timings when he is expected to go to bed and when he should get up.

6 It is most important to teach him where to go to the bathroom.

7 He should know the timings for his walks or runs.

8 He must also be aware of where his toys are kept.

Your puppy must be aware about all of the above routines simply because a puppy simply loves routine. A routine gives him a feeling of security and safety. He feels reassured when he knows what is coming next. As a baby he is not comfortable with surprises - pleasant or unpleasant. Above all a routine gives him the reassurance that he can depend upon you.

At this age he can also learn to respond to some simple instructions such as the following.

1 Obedience - Obey simple commands such as "No" or "Stop That."

2 House breaking - Your 8-week-old infant pup can be introduced to his toilet area. This will be the beginning of his house training. You can make a commitment to take him out to his toilet every 2 hours for him to get used to relieving himself there.

3 Crate training - He should follow your instruction to go to his crate and stay there quietly.

4 Handling - He should learn to stand still while you brush him, clip his nails, or open his mouth to clean his teeth.

5 Mildness - Mildness is a much required quality in a dog. He should know how to take things gently from your hands. Grabbing, biting, or clinging should be firmly discouraged.

How To Housetrain Any Dog

How To Housetrain Any Dog

Fundamentals of Dog and Puppy Training. Although dogs shouldn't be attributed with having human characteristics, they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them - if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.

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