Whether you like it or not, you became a dog trainer the minute you went to get your new puppy or dog. The only way you will have a well behaved family dog or a responsive and obedient hunting dog, is to train your dog!
Prepare your family for your new arrival. Even before you get your new puppy you need to be working on this.
You’ll need to decide what rules you will have in your home, for your new dog. And everyone needs to be consistent.
All members of your household need to be in agreement on how you will approach housetraining, basic obedience, and what will be allowed.
Will your new puppy be allowed on the furniture? When a decision is made, everyone needs to enforce it together.
As you page down, you’ll see sections. Each section or topic has summaries of articles related to it. When you see an article you’d like to read, simply click on the link at the end of the summary.
- Section 1 – Puppy Potty Training Tips
- Section 2 – Dog Crates – Your Choices
- Section 3 – Puppy Obedience Training
- Section 4 – Weimaraner Puppy Training Tips
Section 1 – Puppy Potty Training Tips
Benefits of Crate Training
In many ways, crate training makes potty training easier.
Crate training keeps things under control. It lets you relax between trips outside with your puppy, and your puppy will feel secure and calm.
Rules of Crate Training your Dog
This article outlines the basic steps of crate training, from introducing your new puppy to his new crate, to the day by day schedule outline that you can follow.
In addition, there are some suggestions for what to do if you adopt an older dog who is not potty trained.
If you’re planning to crate train your new dog, it’s a good idea to read this article to get a good handle on how it will work for you.
Tips for Crate Training your Dog
In addition, the article explains the difference between traditional housetraining and crate training. Many of us never really thought about this, other than to consider it a different way to potty train.
Keep in mind that not just any crate will do. The crate must be the correct size for your dog at the age when you will be training her. You’ll get some ideas on how to size the crate here.
Housebreaking Puppy Tips
Fortunately, you can learn how this works, and help you new puppy go outside when he needs to go potty.
When you understand your puppy’s needs, you will be able to anticipate when to take her outdoors.
This article gives you a number of tips on how to train your puppy. And, if you watch the video, you will see clearly how this is done.
Should You Paper Train your Puppy?
Of course some of the things you’ll need to consider are your daily schedule, your lifestyle and activities.
If you decide that you’d like to paper train your dog, you’ll find instructions on how to do that in this article.
And, because there will be some odors, you’ll also find some suggestions that work for eliminating odors and stains.
How to Remove Dog Urine Stains
This article discusses a number of questions that you might have.
How do you prevent ongoing problems once you’ve had an accident. What are the best ways to remove urine stains that you find?
What if you can smell it, but can’t find it? There is an easy way to find the spot, and this article tells you how.
What works for cleanup and what doesn’t? Some things you may have tried, really don’t work.
And, after you’ve cleaned it up, how do you dispose of the rags, etc. without all the stench?
Dog Crates – Your Choices
Is a Metal Dog Crate your Best Choice?
So, if you are thinking of getting one for your new dog, what are the features that you should consider? This article will give you some ideas to think about.
You’ll need to size your dog’s crate for his age and current size.
And you also need to determine how you will use your dog’s crate. Will it stay in place or do you plan to move it to another location. Once in awhile or often?
Which are the best metal dog crates on the market?
Large Dog Crates
You’ll also need to take into consideration how you’ll use this crate. Do you intend to use it only when your dog is still little, or will you use it later when he’s grown a bit?
There are different styles to think about, as well. Which one will work best for you and your dog?
Dog Crate Furniture
Dog crate furniture can actually be pretty cool, and it will help your dog fit into your home. In fact, you may be surprised to see the fine furniture that can accent your current decor.
This article will help you with features to consider to make sure that you are getting a quality piece of furniture.
Section 3 – Puppy Obedience Training
Obedience Training for Puppies
If your dog doesn’t respond when you speak his name, you might as well be talking to a brick wall!
Of course there are a few other preliminary steps to training your dog. They are not difficult, and anyone can master them.
Leash Training a Puppy
Leash training seems to be one of the hardest things to teach a puppy, especially when you’re dealing with a strong willed breed like the Weimaraner.
But it doesn’t have to be a constant struggle! The video in this article shows you how to do it easily.
Teaching your Dog to Sit
There are many circumstances where your dog could be in danger. If he just sits in place, you can keep him safe.
But it’s not good enough if he doesn’t stay sitting. You’ll need to make sure that he continues to sit until you tell him it’s OK to stand up.
This article has a short training video, and I think you’ll enjoy watching it.
Section 4 – Weimaraner Puppy Training Tips
Alpha Dog Training
Dogs are pack animals, which is one of the reasons that they fit so nicely into a human family. They understand social order, and they accept their place in the family heirarchy.
Understanding how this works is key to training your dog to be well mannered and obedient to your commands.
This article gives you specific ways to do that. And it includes a video that shows you the kind of results you can expect.
Psychology of Weimaraner Training
While Weimaraners are very smart dogs, they are not noted for being especially easy to train. In fact, some might actually use the words “stubborn” or “willful” when talking about this wonderful dog breed!
But I need to add that Weimaraners are not impossible to train. It just takes the right technique.
Of course you need to be in charge of your dog, and getting into that position may take some doing. However, if you approach this correctly, your dog’s training will no longer be a challenge.
This article discusses the psychology behind training a strong willed dog like the Weimaraner.
Socializing your Puppy
There are a number of reasons that you should start socializing your puppy as soon as you get her. Not the least of these reasons is that, dogs who are not socialized properly when young, can become aggressive when older.
Of course, socializing your new dog is not work. It’s really a lot of fun!
Your puppy or dog needs to get used to being with old people, kids, dogs, cats and anyone or anything he’s liable to encounter as he gets older.
A properly socialized dog is a well mannered and well adjusted dog who will not be aggressive towards people or other dogs.
Agility Training for Weimaraners
This takes your relationship with your dog to the next level. You work as a team, and you need to practice often, just as you would when training your dog to hunt.
But, not only does your dog need to be able to run the course. You need to be able to do so, as well. If you aren’t in shape, you’ll get there!
Dog Training Games
So, if that’s an issue for you, you might want to try making it a little more fun for both of you.
Dog training games serve two purposed. They really do help you with training, but they also help you bond with your dog and have fun together.
This article gives you a few ideas, but you can make up some games to play with your dog, as well.