Here we have 5 very useful guidelines that you can use when you are working with your puppy. You will want to teach him to be and you also want him to be in the right frame of mind and condition to learn. This will make your experience more meaningful and enjoyable for both of you.
1. You will want to be brief: Compared to a child, how short do you imagine your puppies attention span is. We all know that a child's attention span is short so we will have to make sure that we remember this as we are working with our puppy. Our teaching will only be effective when we have his attention. If your puppy is physically exhausted and tired mentally, while your are trying to teach him new things, you can not expect to see the results that you wish. You will want to put your puppy through his training activity and then move on. You will have to keep it brief.
2. You want to keep things very simple: You will want to teach your puppy in a progressive step by step manner. Puppies learn the best this way so it will be the best possible process for you to take. You will find this will increase enjoyment and your puppy learn at an higher rate of speed if you will take this step by step approach.
3. Please be patient: You do not want to create a bad experience for your puppy. If you expect to have results immediately you will be frustrated and will have your puppy training loose focus. Puppies learn in spurts and these training's will take time. Your puppy will also go through lapses of memory and this is normal. One day your puppy might remember his training perfectly and the next day have completely forgotten it. When it comes to his training you want to relax and be patient.
4. You will have to be gentle: A young puppy can not handle a lot of psychological or emotional stress. They are sensitive and you will have to work with them accordingly. They can learn quickly and if they are handled too rough while going through their training they will pick up fears that will hinder their learning ability. You will have to be nice but also be firm.
5. Work on building confidence: You will find that every health dog will have a fair amount of confidence. This will start with you building confidence in your new puppy. This is not hard to do. You will want to start out by spending as much time as you possibly can with your puppy. If you make sure that this is a positive experience you will find that this will have a huge positive effect in building his confidence. Take time to relax with your puppy. You do not want to always be in a training mode. You will want to get down and spend some time with your dog. Roll around with him and have some fun. If you will let him know that you are his friend he will be your friend for life.