Disciplining Your Puppy Shows You Love Your Puppy

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Nobody wants to have to discipline their little puppy. This adorable little pup is just looking up at you when it makes a mistake with a little face that makes you just want to hug the little thing. You may look into his eyes and think that you won’t have the heart to discipline him.

I know how precious your puppy is to you and I know that you don’t want to have to punish him because you may feel like you are being “the bad guy” and you would prefer to love the cute little thing all day long. When it is needed you are going to have to be the bad guy to help your puppy learn discipline.

If you truly love your puppy you will have to push yourself to squirt your puppy’s nose with a water bottle when needed. You are going to have to put a little fear into your puppy also by making a loud and clear “no” when he is bad. Short commands and a loud voice will help him to learn you mean business as well as letting him know when he is making a mistake. I’m not saying you should be mean to your puppy.

It is good to love your puppy yes, you need to give puppies large amounts of love and playtime. Keep in mind that with time your puppy will double or triple in size and if you don’t train him now his behavior problems will grow with him. Puppies learn faster than dogs do and they want to please you. While your puppy is young and cute you need to train him to be the dog you want him to grow up to be.

You need to start teaching them to listen and do as you say at a young age especially if your dog is a large breed dog. Who wants a dog that is real big and doesn’t listen? Nobody, that is why there are so many animals available at the pound. Think of it this way in a couple of years your dog will be a “teenager” & we all know how well teenagers listen.

How can you help your puppy learn discipline? Many people do not have the finances to hire a professional dog trainer. On top of that, most people have full schedules making it difficult to fit puppy training into their routine. The critical learning periods are between three to sixteen weeks old.You need to teach your puppy how to behave during this phase of their life, if you wait they may have difficulty learning how to properly behave.

These are some questions you can ask yourself to help your puppy training times:

-Are the lines of communication between the puppy and myself positive?
-Does my dog feel safe when I discipline him?
-Am I providing my puppy with the basic necessities of life; proper nutrition, clean atmosphere, assigned sleeping quarters, and ample exercise?
-Are the rules and boundaries I set consistent?
-Am I making sure my puppy knows good manners and basic dog etiquette are a priority when we play and spend time together?

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