How to Housebreak Your Dog or Puppy

Written by Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Accidents happen, and when they do, your response will affect how quickly your dog learns to "go" outside. If you catch your dog in mid-squat, clap your hands or call their name loudly to distract them. Once you have their attention, quietly and calmly take them outside. Be sure to praise your dog or puppy well when they finish relieving themselves outside properly.

If you find a wet spot or droppings onrepparttar floor when your dog is not around, simply clean it up. If your dog approaches to investigate what you are doing, ignore them. Don't talk to or petrepparttar 142851 dog at this moment, because it could be interpreted as praise. Above all else, avoid yelling or physically punishingrepparttar 142852 dog, because they won't makerepparttar 142853 connection between their mess, and your anger.

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Training Your Dog to Sit

Written by Timothy Robinson

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8. Inrepparttar next step you should try these steps while standing up. You can try to see ifrepparttar 142850 dog reacts only torepparttar 142851 word "sit" without your hand andrepparttar 142852 treat. If he sits down you obviously should praise him and if he doesn't don't care. You should never show your disappointment to your dog when you are training.

This is pretty easy forrepparttar 142853 puppy. In a day or two you will get him to sit with your "sit" command. Now you can try to make him sit down beside you. This is actually a preparation forrepparttar 142854 heel training. There you want him to sit as soon as you stop walking. If you have thoughts about obedience competitions with your dog you should considerrepparttar 142855 exact position where he sits and also how fast he sits. That is however off topic in this article.

The next level is to strengthenrepparttar 142856 word so you getrepparttar 142857 dog to sit in every situation no matter what's going on around him. This is an ongoing process and you should never stop training. Use every new situation to train him. Make him sit with new people, new dogs and new surroundings.

It's quite easy to train your dog to sit. If you consider not training your dog my advice is, think again. When you start training with your new puppy you get much more thanrepparttar 142858 sitting part The puppy loves to do things with you. He learns to listen to his name. He gets used to training and doing things with you and on your initiative. This all together strengthen your position asrepparttar 142859 leader, andrepparttar 142860 puppy feels secure. Whenrepparttar 142861 puppy falls asleep inrepparttar 142862 evening his last thoughts should be: "This is really a great pack!"

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