Puppies don’t like being left alone. Especially when they’ve been taken away from their family to a new and unfamiliar environment. It takes time for pup to get used to the smells, sights and noises of their new home. Your puppy won’t feel safe and secure right away, so you’ll need a little patience.
Puppies cry out of instinct. It’s a natural response to get attention when they feel vulnerable and in danger. But owners often find the cries difficult to ignore. Our human nature wants to soothe them and make sure they’re ok. But this can start a vicious cycle. One where the puppy cries, you give attention, you then leave them alone and they start crying again.
Here are our top tips to stop puppy crying at night.
How to train a dog not to jump up at people is a valuable lesson for you and your dog to learn.
Jumping is a common behaviour in dogs, but can be one of the most difficult to correct. Dogs will often jump to greet their human friends. But all that over-excited, in-your-face leaping is poor doggy etiquette.
Even the most devoted and patient dog lovers can get frustrated by a pooch with bad manners. So it’s important to address the behaviour quickly before it becomes an ingrained habit.
But in most cases, we humans are to blame. We often accidentally encourage the behaviour. Which means you need to change YOUR behaviour and the behaviour of others first.
Here are a few simple tips to help you keep those four paws on the ground and teach you how to train your dog not to jump up
What could be more impressive than your dog sitting and offering a paw to shake hands to say hello. When someone comes to the door it will prove really helpful. This advanced version of giving a paw, involves your dog learning a new way of greeting people. Behaviour that is both polite and extremely cute is a bonus.
Dogs do respond to what we say. So, on that basis, it is safe to assume that dogs do understand words that humans use. However, it is not as simple as that, because they additionally rely on their other senses to understand what we want them to do. There are also more comlex issues around body language, tone of voice and repetative actions that make us believe they are listening to our every word.
Organised by The Kennel Club, the Good Citizen Dog Scheme is the UK’s principal and most recognised dog training programme. Celebrating over 25 years of dog training it boasts over half a million dogs that have completed the programme. The Scheme is open to all dogs, regardless of breed, age or ability.
Why not put your pooch through the Good Citizen Dog Scheme. Read on to find out more …