Teach Me Please Puppy Manual
Pups can be confined only after the pup has been aired. Take your pup to the "airing" place often. A bed pup can grow into--within pup's space Gradually let your pup get used to being alone. If your pup doesn't learn to be alone he could suffer from "separation anxiety" when you eventually have to leave him alone. So deliberately set up times to practice being alone. Except... First night--What should we do? Bring your pup inside! Put his bed or crate on the floor by you. Tell him "bed" - "good dog". Keep your pup secure --again a tap on the crate "no, shut" if necessary. If you want your pup on the bed, that's okay too. Remember to air the pup before confining and immediately after waking.
1 Make sure fresh water is available at all times. Always have water in a bowl next to the food dish when serving meals.
2 Meals should be provided at specific times. Consult directions on your favorite food. Consider feeding your pup outside near your pup's airing space. This helps with housebreaking.
3 Always consult your vet on all health matters and keep shots current.
4 Careful, not too much heavy exercise before muscles, bones and ligaments are developed (especially large - big boned breeds).
Guidelines for housebreaking First week - dedicate this week to teaching bathroom manners. All family members can help by doing and saying the same thing. Keep your pup within view, whether in his crate or within the confined area. Never let him loose on his own in the house. Air your pup after:
Air your pup outside, taking him to the area which will be the permanent bathroom area. Play ball so pup can exercise to help him perform. Many "gooood dogs" when he does perform. If you are working and leave pup in small room (such as laundry or bathroom), be sure to paper train your pup (using a good supply of newspapers on the floor). Of course bed, water and toys are also in the room. Then follow the outside airing program whenever you can.
CHEWING IS NECESSARY!
Chewing is necessary! Especially for pups when going through the teething process. Provide appropriate chew toys and lots of them. When taking away a forbidden object from your pup substitute an okay chew toy and then praise. Through training you can teach your dog to "leave it" or "drop it". If you keep your pup confined when no one is watching you will not have to endure destructive chewing behavior.
Do not let pup chew your hands.
Nylon or leather collar - not
a choke chain collar 6
ft. leash - (nylon is o.k.
for pup - but do use a leather
one when formal training lessons begin. Leather will not slip in your
hands.) 25 ft. lunge
line - in order to keep control of pup and let pup get used to a collar and leash. Whistle
Training Tip: Use your pup's name often!! As soon as you are sure he responds to his name begin your teaching process, such as "sit" and other commands (see introduction section of Teach Me Please video).
Lets get acquainted - pup needs a boss who is an adult See the Time Periods of The Teach Me Please system of training.
Training Tip: When pup jumps on you - "No. Off." "Sit" or "Good dog". Bond early by teaching pup.
Preparing the pup for outside - learning his limits
1 A fenced yard will keep pup contained - or will it - check all escape routes. Pups can get through the smallest of places.
2 Be sure pup has a dog house available. Water and toys.
3 Recommend your fence expert install a dog run where he cannot dig out or climb over. Again, dogs feel safe and secure in small places.
4 Remember the rule - air frequently even if pup is kenneled outside.
5 Want to solve a problem of pup or dog running off? Keep a 25 ft. lunge line handy and do not let pup loose in the big outdoors until he understands the "basic" course.
6 Please keep control of your pup on leash or lead for first year of training.
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