Teaching puppy is about a lot more than ‘sit’ and toilet training.
Teaching puppy is about showing her what to do.
That sounds obvious really, but teaching puppy seems mostly about things we don‘t want her to do!
Little Millie is a ten-week-old Cocker Spaniel puppy. Something had happened very early in her life and she had to have an eye removed.
She is the sweetest, softest little thing much of the time. At other times, like all puppies, she is like a small missile with sharp teeth at the front end.
New puppy owners often need introducing to some fairly, to them, revolutionary concepts.
Teaching puppy often involves ignoring unwanted behaviours. Can this be right? Shouldn’t teaching puppy be about correcting her?
Where possible unwanted behaviour should bring puppy nothing. Corrections and ‘no’ may get her confused and frustrated.
Over-aroused, the little sharp teeth come into action. (more…)