dom23ipswich asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

Dog training tips for new dog owners?

Me and my partner will soon be getting a jack russell puppy and could do with any advice anyone has for house training/general dog training, Thanks

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Collect your puppy early in the morning; this will enable you to have several rehearsals for bedtime. It will help him settle and get used to his new surroundings. If you carry out the following he will not cry during the night and it will prevent separation anxiety for the rest of his life...

    If you bring your dog home by car take someone with you who will do the driving and let him lie on your lap, (not the driver, the puppy) this will help him to recognise you as his best friend. Do not let him into the house until he has been into the yard/garden and when you put him down he will probably urinate. If he does, use a phrase like “get one” and use this phrase every time he urinates. Eventually he will pee on command. After he has a pee let him wander around your yard/garden, if it’s not fenced keep him on a lead. After this take him into the house.

    If you do the following you will be able to potty train your dog and prevent separation anxiety. Dogs get separation anxiety if they are left alone. Hopefully you realise that you cannot leave your puppy all day, some dogs get very stressed if they are left alone for just a short time. You cannot take them shopping or to the dentists, consequently YOU MUST TRAIN THEM TO BE CONFIDENT WHEN THEY ARE LEFT AND PREVENT SEPARATION ANXIETY.

    Puppies need a lot of sleep and he will be tired after sniffing around the garden, he will need to rest and sleep in peace. Do the following to ensure that he does not suffer from separation anxiety and does not miss his mum and his litter mates. This is also vital if you want your dog to be clean and potty trained.

    Put your dog in a separate room if possible, then go out of this room and close the door. Open the door immediately and go into the room again, ignore your dog whilst pretending to clean the counter tops or pretend to do something else for a very short time. Go out of the room and immediately go back in again, keep doing this and gradually increase the amount of time which you stay on the other side of the door.

    Timing is vital and you must get back into the room BEFORE YOUR PUPPY CRIES. Eventually your puppy will go to sleep and will be convinced that you are just on the other side of the door. When you know that he is asleep stop going into the room, however you MUST LISTEN FOR HIM WAKING UP.

    When you know that he is awake, go into the room lift him up and CARRY HIM into the garden for a pee and whilst he is doing this say “get one” and praise him profusely. Puppies need feeding about four times a day, although he may have a pee before his feed you should also take him out again afterwards. You must always take him out when it wakes up and after he has had food or drink. It’s also a good idea to let him explore your yard/garden afterwards and play with him. Before you go to bed, take him out again and when you wake up take him out immediately

    It is vital that you continue with the door thing for the first few days. This will stop him crying during the night because he will think that you are close by. To ensure that you have a happy puppy, try to devote all of your time to him for the first two weeks. This will help with potty training, however he will not have any control for the first few months and he will pee during the night... To help him, use newspaper that you have rubbed in one of the pees that he has done outside and leave several layers of newspaper on the floor. Hopefully he will toilet on the newspaper during the night.

    You should also encourage visitors as this will help with his socialisation. Later when you able to take him out, walk around supermarket car parks and the perimeter where there are lots of people. Stand at the school gates and watch the children coming out and you MUST take him to puppy classes to get used to other dogs.

    GOOD LUCK.

    Source(s): Dorothy S
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How exciting your very own dog!

    Crates are not a bad thing but generally used from puppyhood. Rescue dogs dont really come with much history so probably wont be used to a crate. It can make dogs feels very secure at night time though.

    The best advice I can give you is to discipline your dog. I love my dogs totally and it can be easy to let them get away with being naughty because they are so cute. Dont let this happen. You will hav a much better relationship if you are a firm leader. Dogs respect leaders and walk all over people who dont assert themselves. So how do you become a good leader? Here are a few things you can do. Never let a dog walk into a room before you. Its a territory thing. Always make your dog watch you eat before you put its food down (even if its just a biscuit or cracker) This is because the pack leader eats first. Never let a dog put its paws on your shoulders. Its a sign of weakness. Never ever let your dog growl, bark, bear its teeth or be agressive towards you. Totally unacceptable. If you need to really tell your dog off for something very bad you grab the scruff of the neck and shake a little. This is what the mother would have done.

    Enjoy your dog xxx

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Hi, I understand that you are looking for some advice or resources to help fully train your dog or fix behavior problems. If a professional dog trainer is not an option at this time, or if you want to trt training your dog on your own (a great way to bond), I'd suggest you https://bitly.im/aM40r

    A friend recommened it to me a few years ago, and I was amazed how quickly it worked, which is why I recommend it to others. The dog training academy also has as an excellent home training course.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Having a new dog that you are responsible for can be quite a nervous time for both you and the dog. I would suggest that your first port of call would be to find a reputable dog training manual.

    Once you have found a manual that you are comfortable with make sure you study it and keep referring to it throughout the process as consistency in technique and reward/punishment (I use that term loosely).

    Don't loose your temper with the dog if he seems to be ignoring you it is likely that he doesn't understand you. Be patient and be prepared for the fact that you will be taking baby steps to reach your end goal. Build practicing into your daily life so that the process is more organic.

    Finally make sure that you are relaxed and that both of you enjoy the process.

    Hope that helps and that it all goes well.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Crate train the dog, get him a martingale collar, and a non-retractable leash. Put him in basic group obedience training.

    Also, some great advice is "you get what you pet". If you want a hyper dog, pet him while he's flipping out. If you want a good dog, make him sit, or lay down, to calm him and then give him lovin'.

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  • Betty
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    4 years ago

    Use positive reinforcement!! Use something your dog really really loves! And make each training session interesting! Don't feed them first then start training, since they would be full they won't be so enthusiastic and eager. Kept sessions short and fun and leave off on a good beat and them wanting more! And most importantly have fun!

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  • 1 decade ago

    We've got a jack russell cross and she's lovely. Buy lots of treats is the first tip! And a training book would help lots! We trained our pup without a book and little snipets from the internet which worked for the basics (sit, down & paw). And just make sure you give lots of praise.

    We've recently bought a trick book (she was getting bored and restless and training is meant to help keep them stimulated) and it's great. She now does; sit, down, paw, other paw, high 5, roll over, please (most people say beg but we think please is nicer) and she's getting really good at them. We are going to move her onto harder tricks soon.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    In any given situation, focus on what you do want your dog to do instead of on whatever he’s doing wrong. Learn how to train your dog https://tr.im/0U29A

    For example, suppose that on many evenings, your young dog gets busy looking for trouble just as you’re digesting your dinner. He grabs a boot from the mat by the front door and gallops through the house with it. You yell at him and take it away. He grabs its mate. You yell and take it away. He heads for the kitchen and starts checking out the counters in case something tasty’s been left behind. You chase him away. And on and on, until you’ve lost your temper and torn out clumps of hair you can ill afford to lose.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hi don't start the puppy on training pads for the house as we did with our puppy and he now pees on the door mats cos he doesn't realise the difference!

    i read in a book to fill a small tray (big enough for the puppy to squat in) with a patch of grass and put it near the door that leads to the garden were you want them to pee and encourage them to go on there, then eventually move it outside then they realise were there ment to go to the loo. if you catch them though grab them and run outside with them and make sure they go it helps to associate a word with the action like wee or toilet time. they don't like there bed or food place to be near there toliet that discourages them to use it. hope this helps

    and with general training try associating an action with the word and reward with either a treat or with fuss or a toy. try training in a quiet place at first and then try noisier after they've really got what there ment to be doing, fun dog shows are a good place to take your puppy to get them used to other dogs and people and noise

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