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Training outdoors

Jan 6, 2013 | Arizona Pet Health

Its already starting to get nice outside from the short winter cold we have here in phoenix. If you got a new puppy this winter you might be planning some outdoor training very soon, maybe a little time at the local park. Here are a few things to keep in mind that might make training better for you and the new pup.

  • Be Patient. Puppies take training and that takes LOTS of patience
  • Be Positive.  Use positive reinforcement and reward your pet using petting, small treats and positive vocal cues. Don’t ever yell at or hit your dog
  • Be Clear. When correcting your pet don’t ramble and be ambiguous with your commands. Use a strong voice with crisp clear commands
  • Be Calm Sometime puppies will want to run around and play. This can become frustrating if you are trying to get them to focus on the task at hand. Keeping your cool is important if you start losing your temper and yelling you won’t be helping them or yourself.
  • These tips will help you and your new pup get more from your training sessions.

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.