There are many proven methods that can be used to easily train your puppy not to chew. Puppies go through a teething period so the need to chew on things is there. By using the following methods, you can quickly and effectively train your puppy not to chew on your possessions and only on their toys.
First of all, buy your puppy new toys that they are allowed to chew on. Make sure the toys that you purchase cannot be chewed apart so that your puppy cannot ingest them.
Let the puppy play with all the toys that you have chosen. While the puppy is playing with the toys, praise them in the process. This process will let the puppy know that these items are theirs and are okay for them to chew on.
Once the puppy get familiar with the toys, spread several of them out in a room along with several items they are not allowed to chew on. Puppies usually want to chew on everything, including shoes, socks, children's toys and any other item that is within their reach.
Put the puppy in a room alone and pretend to leave. Then spy on them and wait to see if they decide to go for one of their toys or one of the items they are not allowed to chew on.
At this point, if they do begin to chew on one of the items that is forbidden, scold the puppy. The scolding will involve a deep stern voice then a light grab to the scruff then saying "No, bad puppy". Immediately offer them a toy that they are allowed to chew on then say "Chew on this, this is yours". By reinforcing the items that the puppy can and can't chew on, the puppy will eventually understand. This is a very important step in the process so you must constantly keep an eye of your puppy. These rules must be enforced on a consistent basis.
The next step of discipline is extremely necessary. If you find that your puppy has chewed on an item that is forbidden, you must discipline them. First you must scold them then tell them that they are going into a time out. The time out method works well. Either put your puppy in a kennel or a small bathroom. Never leave your puppy in a time out longer than 30 minutes.
When these steps are repeated you will have success. Again, consistency is the key. It may take weeks or several months before your puppy will understand the difference between the items they can and cannot chew on. Return to Top
Teaching puppies when they are young
Teaching puppies when they are younger is more beneficial than waiting until they matured. There is a window of opportunity in younger dogs where their mind is still growing at a fast rate. This is the best time to start training them. They will learn faster and better at this time rather than any other time of their life. However, if they have matured, it's not to late to start training them. The time frame to train younger dogs is usually in the 7 - 16 week range. However, this will vary from breed to breed. This will also very depending on each individual dog. Return to Top
How to teach your puppy not to jump
It is extremely important to break the puppy's habit of jumping early. If not, you will end up having a dog that will jump on visitors, children and furniture. Whether your dog is large or small, that trait can be annoying or hurtful. Stop puppy jumping early to save yourself from headaches in the future.
You will want to teach your puppy not to sit on your furniture. Use a commanding and stern voice and say "off". Your consistency is extremely important with this step. Don't confuse your puppy by allowing it to sit on the furniture sometimes and not others. All of the family members must be on the same page here. Stay consistent!
You don't want to tempt your puppy with food left on top of the counter or table. Your puppy will have a hard time resisting jumping while they are in training. At this time, limit your puppy's roaming places while you are gone.
You will confuse your puppy if you permit it to jump on you but not others. Consistency here is important again.
When you first walk into the door, turn all the way around. Wait until your puppy stops jumping then say "good dog" the moment it stops jumping. Using a stern voice, command your puppy to sit and don't touch it until it does.
Once your dog learns not to jump on you, have your friends continue this practice with your puppy. Have them give it praise and treats until you reach success. Be sure to praise your puppy when it doesn't jump.
Once again, consistency is key with every step.
Your will have a happy and obedient dog in the end. Return to Top
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