To train your puppy dog to listen is easier than you think. We often
blame our puppy for not listening when in fact it is usually our own
fault. All too often, we utter commands with the expectation that
our puppy actually understands them. This is one of the most common
errors that we can make. To get your puppy to listen to you, you
will need to combine your words with actions.
said to you "zitten", unless you understood Dutch, it is very
unlikely that you would know it meant "sit" in English. However, if
you were forced to sit down every time you heard the word "zitten",
you would soon associate the word with its English equivalent.
Since dogs are
thought to be less intelligent than ourselves (most of us anyway),
consider how difficult it is for them to understand our spoken
language. Words must be reinforced with actions.
mistake for example, is to expect the pup to sit before it has
associated the word "sit" with the action of being seated. Repeating
the command, no matter how loud or how often, will do nothing but
make you hoarse and accomplish little else.
puppy has associated a word with a specific action, it will better
understand what is required of it when you give it a word command on
Choose a quiet
area if possible, so that there will be fewer distractions around
when training your puppy. Don’t expect it to listen to you, if you
are giving it commands in a house full of noisy children. A dog’s
sense of hearing is much more acute than our own and it can become
easily distracted as a result.
need to shout commands, but the word(s) should be clear and concise.
Commands should be brief. Don’t string too many words together. This
way it will be easier for your puppy to understand what is required
and will also make it more attentive. In other words, your puppy dog
will listen to what you saying.
your puppy dog will want to please you. Make it easier for it to do
this by giving commands that are short, to the point and given in a
relatively quiet location. As your puppy gets older, it will be able
to filter out any background or distracting noise when required and listen to your commands alone.
training your puppy dog to listen , the use of treats is very effective and can be used
as an enticement for it to listen to you and act on your commands.
Make sure, however, that any treat is not given on a full stomach as
this will provide less of an incentive. Also make sure that the
training sessions are not too long. Lengthy sessions will only
should be carried out frequently but for short periods of time. Good
habits will produce good results. And last of all. Training should
be fun for both you and your puppy dog.