5 Fun Tricks to Teach Your New Puppy
Are you buying a new puppy soon? It can seem intimidating to raise a new puppy, especially for someone who’s just starting to learn about training dogs.
Even with experience, it’s not easy to raise a puppy. This is because puppies have a long learning curve. They need to be taught a full range of skills to keep up with their growth.
Read on to learn about fun and easy tricks to teach your new puppy.
1. How to Get Your Puppy to Sit
One of the easiest and most essential tricks you can teach your new puppy is how to sit.
Start by luring your puppy into a sitting position with a treat and click or say yes as soon as they’re in the correct position.
As they get better at this, you can start phasing out the treat and using a verbal cue or hand signal instead. Once your puppy is consistently sitting on cue, add in some distractions like walking around or throwing a ball so they learn to sit no matter what’s going on around them.
2. How to Get Your Puppy to Stay
This is a great trick to have in your repertoire, as it can come in handy in a number of situations. To start, have your puppy sit or lie down in front of you.
Then, give the command to stay, and take a few steps back. If your puppy stays put, give him a treat and lots of praise. If he gets up to follow you, simply repeat the command and start over. With a little practice, your puppy will soon get the hang of it.
3. How to Get Your Puppy to Come When Called
One of the best ways to get your puppy to come when called is to teach them some fun tricks. This will not only help to engage your puppy’s attention but also provide some valuable bonding time between the two of you.
Once you have your puppy’s attention, you can begin working on some basic commands, such as sit, stay, and down. As your puppy masters these commands, you can then begin working on more advanced tricks, such as fetch and roll over.
Teaching your puppy tricks is a great way to build their obedience and have some fun at the same time.
4. How to Get Your Puppy to Heel
There are a number of fun tricks that you can teach your new puppy in relation to getting him or her to heel. One trick is to have your puppy wear a backpack while you are out on walks.
Every time your puppy tries to pull ahead, stop and make him or her sit. Once your puppy is sitting calmly, continue walking.
This will teach your puppy that he or she needs to heel in order to keep moving forward. If you need some more tips, there is a blog on training puppies that you can check out!
5. How to Get Your Puppy to Respond to Basic Commands
Use positive reinforcement such as treats or praise to encourage your puppy to comply. Say the command in a firm, yet friendly voice and give the puppy time to respond.
If the puppy does not respond, gently guide it into the desired position.
Train Your New Puppy Now
You can have a lot of fun teaching your new puppy tricks. Just remember to be patient, take your time, and use positive reinforcement. With a little effort, you’ll be able to teach your puppy all sorts of fun tricks.
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