Any ideas on puppy training other than house breaking?
By Reeseewi from Waupaca, WI
What type of training are you asking about? Is it the simple commands, like sit, stay, come? Or what exactly? I know you said other than housebreaking. (08/02/2009)
One of the things my husband does with our puppies is teach them the perimeters of our yard. The way to do this is to put a neck chain around their neck, instead of a collar and then walk them around the edge of the yard several times a day. Every time the puppy steps over the property line, gently pull on the chain and say "no". When you pull on the chain, it shouldn't be hard enough to hurt them, but just enough that the puppy can hear the sound of the chain being pulled. When the puppies got older, they could be outside with us, and we didn't have to worry about them leaving the yard. (08/03/2009)
By Patty Lynn
I forgot to mention that you attach a leash to the neck chain when you walk the puppy around the yard. (08/03/2009)
By Patty Lynn
Patty Lynn has a terrific method there. But one thing she forgot to mention is, when the training period is over, take the neck chain off. They are a fantastic tool for training, but can be deadly if used as a regular collar. So if you use her method, please only use the neck chain for training purposes. (08/03/2009)
Patti Lynn pretty much answered with what she does with hers. It works and now our puppy stays in the yard. He now can go out without a leash on. I am now looking for ways to get him to sit, come and not beg. He graduated from a halter to a real collar this weekend. He is a Papillon, about 10 months old. (08/03/2009)
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