do I teach my puppy its name?
· Use your
puppy's name when calling it, praise it when it responds
do I get my puppy used to wearing a collar and lead?
get your puppy used to wearing a collar by putting it on for short periods
· Start with a light collar, not too tightly buckled
· Once they are used to wearing the collar add the lead and let
your puppy wander around with it, keep him under supervision in case of
· Pick up the lead and coax him to follow you
do I teach my puppy basic commands?
· Keep the
lessons short, around 10 minutes a time at regular times
· Use short words like:
· Show him what you want, clearly saying his name, followed by
· Use a little food treat or a toy to encourage him and a happy
tone of voice
· Praise him when he gets it right but never punish him for not
obeying a command, as he will associate the command with punishment
· Make the lessons fun and he will delight in pleasing you
· Most areas hold obedience classes