Zen Dog Training
In order to successfully bring a new dog into your home, you must first master these 7 Essential Puppy Training Lessons.
Teaching your dog Where and When to Go to the bathroom is an essential part of successfully bringing a dog into your home. See our Free House Training eBook for all our house training secrets!
HOME ALONE & CRATE TRAINING
Your puppy should learn to relax and be comfortable when left alone in your home or in the crate. Daily practice in the crate, confinement area, or even using a tether are essential to your puppy learning that it’s OK to be left alone. Learn the tips and tricks with one of our Separation Anxiety eBook we even have an eBook on how to Crate Train Your dog in 2 days!
HOW TO STOP PLAY BITING
There are at least 4 different solutions for play biting! You should know them all and which one works best for your puppy and unique family situation. Tougher cases will require all four methods! Access all the Play Biting Solutions in our 6 Week Online Puppy Course.
SOCIALIZATION TO PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS.
Socialization is the process of domestication. Your dog must learn to feel safe with people and the world around them. Always bring treats with you when you are walking your puppy, give them as your dog meets new people, visit places, and get accustomed their environment.
SOCIALIZATION TO TOUCH AND OTHER ANIMALS.
Socialization should ALSO include specific exercises for touch. Your puppy should be OK with the groomer, vet visits, etc; when they are sufficiently vaccinated become socialized with other dogs.
PREVENTING FOOD GUARDING
Puppyhood is the best time to teach your dog to not protect their food or feel threatened being approached while eating or chewing a bone. Our Online Puppy Course includes games and exercises to practice with your puppy that will ensure they learn to be Zen and not protective of food or toys.
CONTROL OF THE MOUTH
Your dog must be taught to relinquish things in their mouth on command. Solutions include, hand feeding, treat games, and positive reinforcement to help your puppy feel safe dropping stuff from their mouth. Go slowly with fun games so that your puppy will feel comfortable trading you or just dropping things they pick up on walks, in the house and yard on command.
Once you’ve mastered these 7 Puppy Essentials you are ready to start obedience training. Learn more about our Group Classes, In Home Training, and Online Learning Solutions at www.ZenDogTraining.net