basic puppy training tips

Basic Dog Training Tips

Dogs are wonderful companions. Bred for various reasons—sport, show, protection—dogs are above all bred to be loyal and loveable. If you are ready to take care of a pet dog, you may consider adopting a one or getting german shepherd puppies for sale online.

They are much deeper creatures than we humans often give them credit for and are capable of exhibiting many human emotions. The board and train programs are excellent options for installing a foundation of obedience for your dog.

That said, dogs require quite a bit of training. You may check out this place for more info.

Here are some dog training and puppy housebreaking tips to help you out.


For indoor dogs, house training is a crucial step in discipline and bonding. You may also consider signing your pet up for group dog classes which can help with his training. There are numerous dog training products in the market that can help you housebreak your puppy. The dog potty is an especially effective tool.

It is best to start early in your dog’s life. Puppies are more open to learning, while older dogs have a longer chance to pick up bad habits. If you adopted an older dog, he may already be housetrained, but a new home means a new environment. In either case, be patient.

Housebreaking is not easy and won’t happen overnight.

Make sure to designate an appropriate place, outside or inside, for your dog to do its business. This area should be away from where the dog normally eats, sleeps, and plays.

Considering Genetics

While every dog is capable of being trained, some are more genetically predisposed to learning certain things. A few breeds that are easier to train include:

  • Labrador Retriever: Retrievers as a whole are very smart animals. Labradors are known to be loyal, helpful, and courageous. They are super loveable and affectionate, and although they might be a bit energetic, they are eager to please.
  • Papillon: A smaller breed, the Papillon is known for its large, butterfly-like ears. Clean, intelligent, and affectionate, Papillons are sure to pick up training cues quite easily.
  • Australian Cattle Dog: Bred to herd, the Australian cattle dog yearns for some mental and physical activity. They are eager to learn and full of energy.

Genetics plays a large part in how a dog develops and interacts, but remember that each individual dog is unique. Your dog’s breed gives you a general idea of what to expect, but don’t underestimate a dog’s abilities.

About Punishments and Rewards

Positive stimuli are always much more effective than negative. When training your dog, reward him with tons of praise and frequent peanut butter dog chewable treats. Positive reinforcement will also last much longer than punishments.

Don’t ever hit or yell at your dog. Either can be damaging to your dog and also send the wrong messages during training. For example, yelling at your dog for piddling on the rug will only make him afraid of you and cause him to sneak away to some other corner of the house to relieve himself next time.

Be good to your dog and he will be good to you.

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  1. Hi Y’all,

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  2. My experience with my German Shepherd puppy taught me that using treats and praise not only strengthened our bond but also motivated him to learn new tricks. It’s fascinating how genetics can play a role in a dog’s ability to learn, and my Labrador Retriever mix surely proved that retrievers are quick learners and eager to please. Being patient and understanding during the housebreaking process is key, and with consistent training, my furry companion became a well-behaved and loving member of our family.

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