We cannot emphasize the importance of training a dog as early as you can. An untrained dog is only a time-bomb of trouble. Here are a few tips that will help you train Goldendoodle.
- Research Well:
Training dogs is not that easy. You may need to hire an expert to do it, or if you want to do it yourself, you have to research and learn how you should go about it. Learning about the dog breed you possess and their temperament, and how easy or difficult it is to train them will also help you understand and give them better training. Luckily, Goldendoodles are extremely smart dogs and easier to train.
- Start Early:
Training a puppy is easier than training a fully grown dog. If you adopt a Goldendoodle full grown rescue dog, it may already be house trained by the previous owner or shelter. But if you get home a puppy, remember to start training it from the very first day.
- Form a Bond:
The important part of training is that your dog needs to listen to you, and that will happen only when your dog has formed a bond with you. Spend the first few months forming strong bonds with your dog so that the training process becomes much easier after that.
- Be Consistent:
If you have taught your dog to sit today, do not assume that your dog has learned it and not repeat the training. Just like you need to revise subjects you read, your dog needs revision too. Revisit the commands every day to make sure that your dog exactly understands what you expect out of it.
- Use Positive Reinforcement:
A dog will not learn if you do not interest it with some sort of high-value reward such as a toy or food. As they successfully learn a command, treat them every time for a few weeks to learn and follow through the command always.
Socialize your dog early in their age. This will make them less anxious around other people and dogs and help them behave when you take them outside. An anxious dog will not listen to you; hence making them comfortable with the outdoor surroundings early when they are young will help them relax when you take them outside.
- Discourage Bad Behavior:
Discourage bad behavior then and there. If not, your puppy will learn that it is ok to behave that way. Do not just be lazy not to nip it in the bud then and there. If you do not discourage bad behavior, it will become their habit.
- Patience Is Everything:
Patience is the key while training your dog. Remember, your dog does not speak your language; hence, your dog may take some time to learn what you are trying to teach. Stay consistent and patient, and your dog will definitely learn what you want to teach it. Spend a lot of time playing and bonding with your pooch, which will teach them to listen to you more during training.
Do not consider training your dog as extra work but look at it as the time you are spending with your pooch bonding with it. This will only make your bond much stronger.
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