Educating a dog requires a lot of time and patience. It must begin as soon as he arrives at home.
Here are 5 things you need to start teaching him right off the bat…
1. Teach him the basic orders
Sitting, lying down, stop, at the foot… These commandments will make your daily life and interaction easier. They are also guarantees of safety, preventing it, for example, from moving away, crossing the road or ingesting a harmful substance.
2. Assign him a corner of his own
From the outset, give your dog a place of his own. This corner, it is its sleeping that materializes it. This is the place where he will rest and observe what is happening around him. Choose a location that does not hinder the comings and goings and is protected from drafts.
3. Instilling in him the limits
Quickly set the boundaries not to be crossed and be consistent. What is forbidden one day (sitting on the couch, begging at the table, jumping on guests…) should not be allowed the next day.
4. Teach him cleanliness
Learning cleanliness requires time and encouragement. Take him out after meals and congratulate him as soon as he does his needs in the right place (not in a forbidden place, as in the photo). And don’t forget your little bags to pick up behind.
5. Get him used to staying alone at home
It is not easy for a dog to keep its serenity when it finds itself alone at home. However, you will be led to be absent often and therefore to confront him with emptiness and loneliness. To get him used to it, start with short absences (2 hours, for example), having taken care to leave him a bone to chew and toys to occupy him. Then, lengthen the durations gradually. He must eventually understand that you will always be back.