The Basics of Dog Training: Part 1

The Basics of Dog Training: Part 1.

Are you having a hard time getting your dog to do what you want?

Not being able to control your dog can be frustrating.

Especially when it causes some damage, and you are unable to do anything about it.


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Suppose you are a newbie who needs some help with getting your pup trained, here’s all that you need to know. Keep reading!

What are the key things to know about basic dog training?

First, dog training is a process that requires a lot of patience.

This step by step mini adventure also needs you to be consistent.

You will need also need lots of perseverance.

Getting your dog trained is more comfortable when your pet is at a younger age.

Younger dogs respond well compared to older dogs.

What is house training?

Your puppy will be spending a lot of time at home. Hence, this makes house training important.

The process creates a routine out of the basic things your tail-wagging friend does.


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It should be taught to your pup as early as possible.

A great time would be as soon as you bring your new dog home. Also, when your pup falls between ages 1216 weeks.

If younger than this, your puppy will have problems with its bladder and bowel control.

Any older and the process will become harder for you and your pet.

During toilet training, you make a routine out of activities like mealtime and outdoor fun.

The entire process should also be routine. Taking your pet outside as soon as you wake, same time, every day.

Meals should be fed at specific times of the day.


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You and your furry friend can then enjoy some time outside.

How to start?

At the start of this training, you should take regular outdoor breaks with your dog.

It may take about an hour and is especially essential before your puppy is left alone in the house.

You can then take your favorite pet on outdoor breaks in the evening, usually as the last thing for the day.


Signs you want to be able to read include when your pup sniffs around or paces.


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It usually means that your puppy needs to poop. When this happens, you have to take your pet outside.

If you find your furry friend already halfway through this poop session, ensure that it finishes its business outside the house.

Make sure it knows it’s doing something wrong by using the word NO.

Also, let your favorite pup be aware that you’re happy with its response. However, never try to punish it when it disobeys.


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An excellent way to help would be by associating outside with pooing and peeing.

This word should be used consistently until your pup finds it a familiar command.

Also, ensure that it pees and poos around the same spot.

Your pet will be used to that exact smell and do its business there more often.

In the next part, well learn more about other dog training parts like socialization, proofing, leash, clicker training, and some basic commands.

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