How To Start Puppy Training
Puppies come pre-programmed to learn. Our role is to make sure they get rewarded for the things we want more of.
Dogs learn by consequence. In other words, your dog will “do something” and what happens IMMEDIATELY following that action decides whether your dog is likely to repeat that behaviour.
For your puppy there are three possible consequences to their actions;
- Things get better for your puppy
- Things get worse for your puppy
- Nothing much changes for your puppy
For instance – Your puppy jumps up and starts to lick your face (The Action)
The possible consequences are;
[+] You giggle, cuddle and praise your dog.
[-] You shout and push your dog to the floor.
[ ] You stand up and ignore your dog completely.