Dog Training Tips To Get You Started
Have you been thinking about getting a Goldendoodle pup? If so, then you may have also been wondering about the process of training him or her. Particularly, should you give it a try on your own, or is this an area where an expert hand is needed? There are differing schools of thought and varying levels of training, so there are no hard and fast rules on the subject. If you think you might want to try training your doodlebug on your own, start with some training basics and see how it goes. This helpful blog post will help you get started.
First up, you need to understand the basic approach to training a Goldendoodle puppy. Check out the following post:
Dog Training Tips
Training these dogs is usually not difficult. If they’re properly socialized, they get along with just about everyone in a household, including their owners, children and other pets.
Socialization is vital to this breed’s behavior, as is heritage. How their parents, particularly their mothers, behave may have a significant impact on how they behave as they get older.
But, if a Goldendoodle is given the opportunity to socialize in a healthy environment and at a young age, there’s less of a chance they’ll experience behavior or aggression issues. In most cases, they react positively to training and can begin training as early as eight weeks old.
The fact that doodles are highly trainable is one of the primary reasons they are so popular.
One of the first goals of training your pup will likely be acclimating them to a crate. The following post explains how you can do this:
Before We Start: What Is Crate Training?
Crate training is where we tap into a dog’s natural instinct to seek out a ‘den’ in which to sleep, to teach them that a crate is their own special place of safety and security where they can sleep and relax in peace.
Why do we do this?
We do this so we can use the crate as a place for short-term confinement, to keep our dogs and our belongings safe when we cannot supervise them.
The training establishes a strong association in a dog’s mind that a crate is a great place to be and only good, positive things happen there. Then we can confine them short-term when needed, and they are happy to do so. Plus, they’re happy to please you! Read more at Totally Goldens…
Basic training for your pup helps them know where their space is, when to use it and how. This helps tremendously to maintain order in your home.
The other major area for training is housebreaking your new doodle. If you’re sure where to begin, the following post explains things in detail:
5 Simple Tips For Potty Training Your Puppy
In the late 90’s I found a rather simple way to potty train a puppy, and it worked so well I’ve been using it ever since. After a week of using these tips you’ll eliminate 90% of accidents, and you’ll be well on the way to a having a fully house trained pup.
This process works by preventing accidents before they happen, and by teaching your dog that going potty outside is the best thing ever.
Since potty training is an ongoing process I’ve split this article up into two week segments. The first week is where the potty training magic happens, and the second week is where the consistency of week one starts to pay off. Read more at Puppy Leaks…
With these tips, you might discover that you’re already on your way to training an obedient, well-mannered pup. If you continue to guide with love, confidence and patience, there’s no telling what you’ll be able to teach your wonderdoodle next.