So, what’s next after your furry friend becomes house trained?
Now, you have your pup’s peeing/pooing routine under control.
Your puppy has also settled comfortably into your home and the outside.
Here, we’ll learn about things that make a living with your tail-wagging friend fun.
Why should you get a leash?
Dogs are crazy energetic pets.
How much fun would you have if your pup moved at a nice pace alongside you?
Especially when it might have been indoors nearly all day.
Having to chase your tail-wagging friend around while you’re outside wouldn’t be great. It may also get lost or hurt.
Asides from having limited control of your pet, the law is essential.
There are various rules and regulations related to dogs on leashes.
These rules and regulations usually depend on the area where you live. However, regardless of where you live, you should know about leashes.
How does leash training work?
It is a step by step process that’ll make your pup comfortable with leashes.
Your tail-wagging friend could be shown the leash for a start.
Then, it should wear the leash and be allowed to drag it around. Wearing it could even be done in a small space.
All of this is to ensure that your dog is as comfortable as possible with it.
Dogs usually respond differently, so you will have to be patient if it is unresponsive at the start.
Also, your furry friend should not be allowed to chew on the leash.
The next part has to do with you picking up and holding the leash.
To get it to feel great about this part, you could give your furry friend treats.
Reward your pup until it finds picking up and holding the leash regularly.
For the last part, you’ll actively walk your tail-wagging friend on a loose leash.
Use command words like “with me” to walk your dog. Stop when it starts to pull on it.
Begin again ONLY when the leash is loose by using the command words.
It teaches your dog that it would have to loosen the leash to get anywhere it wants to. Do not pull on it to tell your pup what to do.
This process requires patience, and you reward your pup for an excellent job done. It is also essential to take breaks too.
What’s the importance of a clicker?
A clicker captures special moments or specific behaviors in your furry friend’s life.
This device usually makes a “click” sound. Your pet should be rewarded with a treat after this sound.
While you may do without a clicker, it is a simple and useful addition.
With the clicker, your pup forms an association.
This association occurs between that specific behavior or moment, the clicking sound, and a treat.
Socialization training is precisely what it sounds like getting your pup to behave, regardless of where you are or the people around.
It helps your puppy get comfortable in different situations. Your dog will also familiarise itself with many ways of being handled.
To do this, get your furry friend outside of its comfort zone and natural environment.
That way, it will most likely get in contact with different people as well as animals.
Do this gradually until your it is well exposed and unafraid of new situations.