Collar Puppy Training
Training your puppy or dog does not mean disciplining them harshly. If you go about it properly they will think it more fun than any game you have played with them. Some dogs are more obedient than others with a few failing to recognize the “I mean it” voice. Remain calm, firm and repeat the words over and over if needed until your dog obeys.
Work with your puppy alone and in short stretches as their capacity to concentrate is limited. When you sense they are at a point where they are not paying attention stop for a bit. If you can try to end on a positive note which would include praise, petting and maybe even a little treat. If you make an effort to end each session positively your puppy will be more receptive to further training sessions.
Keep your dog on a long leash when teaching new things so they can’t run off while ignoring your commands. Ideally you will want to work with them alone without other people or dogs around during your initial obedience sessions but as they learn you can gradually train them to obey commands as they would in normal circumstances with people around. They must obey your commands not just when you are alone with them but in all situations. Learning to behave in all types of different situations is essential for you dog.
When your puppy is older they may enjoy attending obedience classes where other dogs are present but for most dogs home training is sufficient. This is especially true for the basic obedience commands like “Come,” “Sit” “Down” and “Stay”.
Some puppies seem to take naturally to a puppy training collar and leash, while others have to be slowly introduced to the training collar and guidance that they provide. Start your pup off with a narrow collar so as to give as little contact around the neck as possible. Be sure it is loose enough for comfort but not too loose that he can back out of it or scratch it over his head with his paws.
Repeat the word collar always in a tone of excitement and pleasure to get them used to hearing the word. Even though some pet owners never put a collar on a puppy when they are indoors it might have an advantage; if put on right away in the morning and taken off at night, it suggests to the puppy that they are dressed for the day. Sometimes a puppy will bring their collar to his owner’s bedside suggesting that it is time for them to get going.
Also, a collar that is on all the time can be a convenience to the owner as it is much easier to grab and catch a collar than a dog’s skin if you need to restrain them. Caution: If your dog is let loose in a fenced yard to run free be sure their collar will not catch on a post or protruding wire.