Clicker training is also a great thing to look into as you can use it in any type of training. You must first get your pup to associate the click with an immediate treat though before it will work. To begin you would click and treat multiple times. You can then tell them to sit ( something simple) and click and immediately treat. You would do this multiple times per training session. Eventually they will associate the sound of the clicker with a tasty treat. :)
Once they associate the click you can use it to mark behaviors you like and they will know that the action they were doing when you clicked is going to get them a treat. You can click individual steps in a trick such as beg/ sit pretty. You can click when they are walking with a loose leash. If you see them doing something you really like without asking for it you can click and often they will begin to repeat the behavior.
The click can be used with a verbal marker like "yes!" ( In an enthusiastic tone). Timing in dog training is very important and a clicker can make that a bit easier.
Never click unless you plan to give the treat!
You can find a clicker in just about any pet store. Just be sure to find one that is not overly loud ( You do not want your pup being afraid of it) and does not get stuck when pressed!
Here is a link to potty bells and a clicker all in one!
Another good thing to do while your puppy is young is get them used to you touching their feet and brushing their teeth. Nail trimming will be a lot easier as well as cleaning their teeth if they are used to it from a young age! :)
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Last edited by Animals15; 08-14-2019 at 11:54 AM.