Teaching It is very important to teach your dog to both share and release objects from his
give/drop mouth when you request.
Teaching wait It is extremely important to teach your dog to "wait"- both for your convenience
and for his safety.
Come or Recall Never punish your dog for coming to you! You want your dog to think that coming
to you is the best thing in the whole world.
Destructive chewing Puppies are especially destructive because they explore the world by putting things
in their mouths and chewing on them.
Handling exercises Your puppy must associate restraint and human touch as a positive experience.
Socialization Socialization is introducing your puppy to new things, positively forming future
Marker Words With the use of a positive marker and negative marker, also referred to as no
reward marker your dog will begin to understand and communicate with you.
Safety/kids/dogs Animals are everywhere and though many are domesticated, this does not
automatically make them safe.
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Being leader Dogs need leaders. They operate on a "pack" system.
Boundaries With a lot of persistence, consistency and know how, you can teach your dog to
stay within your boundaries - but don't think this will happen over night.
Deterrants Your dog will soon learn that barking uncontrollably or gnawing on chair legs is a
very undesirable behavior.
Dominance Animals, who live in social groups, including domestic dogs and wolves, establish a
social structure called a dominance hierarchy within their group.
Housebreaking When we housetrain our dogs, make use of their ability to learn when and where to
Attention seeking If your dog is pestering or demanding attention of any sort - do not obey your dog.
Nipping/mouthing This is one of the first problems your probably going to encounter with your puppy.
Puppies explore everything with their mouth.
Digging Dogs dig to escape from heat and cold, to excavate or bury bones, and sometimes
just for fun.
Loose Leash From Large to very small dogs, all dogs seem to learn from an early age to pull on
Walking their leashes to get where they want to go.
Heel The goal of "heel" is having your dog walk "nose to knee" on your left side after
giving the "heel" command.
Jumping up Most dogs jump on people out of excitement, friendliness and as a greeting or to
Jumping on Depending on Dominance, it is up to you if you would like your dog on your bed or
Teaching stay Stay means that your dog should remain exactly in the position in which you left
him until he is told he can move.
Teaching This command comes in very useful. It can stop your dog from approaching a
leave it person or another dog.