Are You Training Your Puppy or New Dog in a Way That’s Convenient for You?
Instead of teaching him what he should be learning? You’re asking for trouble.
Here’s what I mean.
You assume if you let your puppy outside in the back yard to potty, he will. That lets you take care of other things in the house. You assume he has gone potty, but you don’t know for sure.
If you let your puppy have free run of your home (because he whines or barks in the crate), it may be more convenient for you. But he will probably get into trouble chewing stuff he shouldn’t. He will probably also potty somewhere when you’re not looking.
I get it. I work with a lot of stay-at-home moms saddled with the responsibility of training a new puppy; along with raising kids that have crazy, busy schedules.
As the mom, you’re trying to find time to train your puppy who’s greatest joy is jumping and nipping the kids. Talk about an overwhelming task!
Puppy Training Doesn’t Have to be Overwhelming
It really doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You just need better guidance and a few tips on training.
In no time, you’ll be able to shape up and train your four legged child. Well, almost no time.
Here’s a common overwhelming scenario.
Early morning wake up, breakfast on the table, get the kids off to school, while managing the puppy.
Training Tips Made Easy
Try these training tips for a morning wake up schedule:
- Get the puppy out to potty On Leash and take care of his business first thing.
- Take your puppy with you to wake the kids up. Take him on leash, to each of their rooms. Require a sit at the door and a sit at bedside. This becomes part of your daily routine. Use treats to get a sit if necessary.
- Then back to the kitchen to make breakfast. But first, do some quick sits and downs before you tether or crate your puppy.
- I like tethering him in the kitchen with a stuffed bone or chew toy while you feed the kids. By tethering him in the kitchen, he will soon learn to settle on his place during mealtimes.
But What About the Rest of the Day?
Have a daily schedule for all your puppy’s activities:
- Resting (nap time in the crate) while you are home
- Supervised playtime with the kids
When you do this, both and you and your puppy’s day and week get organized.
Life becomes much less stressful for you both with everything on the calendar.
You have now eliminated the question of: “What do I do and when do I do it?”
With these training tips you’ll know when to be with your puppy, and what you are going to do with your puppy.
Most moms I’ve worked with find writing out a daily schedule and sticking to it works really well!
When your puppy is alone in his crate, give him a stuffed Kong toy or food dispensing toy for him to work on to get part of his meal.
This allows him to associate positive things with his time in his crate.
Before you know it he will be okay with his alone time even when family is home.
Together We Can Raise A Happy and Obedient Dog
You got your dog for a reason. You wanted to share your life with a happy and loving dog. But now, your dog has big problems and life is not happy.
I can help you get that happy, well behaved dog back. We’ll work together at your speed and both you and your dog will have fun every step of the way.