They’re not called man’s best-friend for nothing. Dogs can inject fun and happiness into your life as long as they are properly trained and know how to behave. A trained dog is a happy dog. It takes dedication and determination but the end result is a self-controlled confident puppy who trusts you.
Repeat – Consistency is key for your puppy to learn new behaviour.
Reward – Rewarding your dog is a great way to encourage good behaviour. We recommend rewarding good behaviour over punishing bad.
Reinforce – Once you have rewarded, try it again. Dog training takes a lot of patience which pays off in the long run.
You need to be the master of your dog or else they will be your master! A dog needs to know its place in the family hierarchy early on. You have to make the rules and the dog has to stick to them.
Everyone in the family must follow the same rules for the dog. Dogs are clever they’ll know who they can get round and which member of the family will feed them from the table. If you all agree to stick to the same methods and dog training commands it will be less confusing for the dog and they’ll know how to behave.
If your pup has done well with their training or just simply showing nice behaviour, try rewarding them in the moment. Puppies brains move quickly and a delay in reward means the association with the behaviour and treat will be lost.
Verbal praise is just as important as a Natural Meaty Treat.
“Good dog” or “yes!” are popular positive key words.
Rewarding with food is a common and effective way to reinforce good behaviour. Remember to follow feeding guides and break the treats into a small pieces.
Your puppy’s favourite toy is also an ideal reward if they aren’t motivated by food.
Training should be fun for both of you. We suggest that introducing frequent, short sessions is key to allowing your puppy to succeed. Always end the session on a trick they can do well, and follow-up with plenty of praise.