The basic training you needed to give your puppy is potty training. Young puppies have small bladder control and as a result they needs to go to toilet within every 3 hours. Thus for a new puppy there is every chance for them to make a mess on the tiles or carpet. So you should start as early as possible as seeing the mess lying everywhere in house is not a pleasant experience. Always takes time to get the dog outside on regular intervals. He will gradually learn that this is the time to go to the toilet. There is always a chance he will do it inside house and you must let him know that this is wrong by using a familiar word such as “No” and also put him in the yard for a few minutes. Its normal for any people to hit your dog but its bad as it will only break his spirit and make him nervous of you and others. Frustration is normal but control the temper and use words as it works better long term. Another thing i see is that some owners put the dogs nose into his urine and thinks that its a good way to teach the puppy a lesson. Its so bad as it will burn the nose and is equally bad as hitting. So always use words to let him know that what he did was wrong.
Furniture and your puppy:
Another thing to look out for is teething. Its normal for a puppy to bite various things as there is irritation in his teeth. But with proper training we can eliminate the damage caused by puppy to furniture. You can give him bones to chew. Another reason for chewing is boredom. Boredom is a common cause for dogs to get up to mischief. Always make some time to spend time with your dog. At least take 20 minutes to play with him(excluding walking). Playing ball in the yard is a great exercise for the dog and it also helps to improve the bond between you and your dog. Toys are essential for your dog as it helps him fight boredom. Always give him a bone to chew on and he will not chew on valuable thing on your house. It is just one of the things to improve the oral care in dogs. Different types of sprays are available to spray on the furniture and can be very effective. Always change the toys as dogs will be bored by the same toys month in month out.
Walking is the basic exercise a dog needs and you needs to it everyday. Walking your dog every day will improve his health. You needs to train your dogs before walking or it will become comical. At first dogs wont enjoy leash and will need some time to adjust. There will be a natural tendency for your dog to pull you along. Never run with the dog as this is giving in and they will expect this all the time. Choosing the right size is important for leash and it should be short (not too short) and it will discourage them from trying to dictate the pace. After a week or so both you and the dog will be at ease with one another on the walk. Always bring the doggy bag with you when you walk your dog. At first dog will be curious of other dogs and new surroundings. Do not drag him along on the lead as this is his time for enjoyment.
As a pet owner you should understand which food is good for your dog and which are not. There are a lot of food items you should be avoided at any cost. Your dog has a different intestinal setup to you and always make sure you feed him the appropriate food. Some of the human foods are so toxic to dogs and make sure you know whats right for your dog.. Obesity is another common problem in dogs and it is caused by feeding him high calorie food and also due to lack of proper exercise. Do not feed your dog chocolate or other sweet foods as this will only lead to bowl problems. Always makes sure that the dog will get all the nutrients he will need to live healthily. You can give him dog treats but avoid our junk food. Check with your local vet or seek advice online for the amount of food your dog should consume on a daily basis.
Dog treats are mainly used during training and we can give it to them as an incentive for obedience. Training a dog can be hard work and we need a lot of patience. Basic training such as the command to sit should be rewarded with a dog treat and also praise him. Thus dogs will begin to understand that this is a good behavior move.
Never hurt your dogs and just use words to show him dissatisfaction. Simple words will work much better than smacking. Make sure you give him treats or appreciate his behavior. Make time for your dog, leaving a dog out the back yard day and night is no life. Dogs can be wonderful addition to your family.