There are as many ways to care for a Australian Shepherd puppy as there are to rearing a child. In fact, one method per family at least! But most of us concur that when it comes to children, some things are universal and undeniable. Here are three things that a lot of people just do not remember when it pertains to raising their Australian Shepherds, nevertheless. I can’t count how many times have I heard, “My Australian Shepherd just will not listen to me”, or “He just will not behave!”
Australian Shepherds do not comprehend English until we train them.
The thing we all like about Australian Shepherd puppies the most is the fact that they live for us, the fact that they focus all they have on us, the method our lives become theirs. In the start, they study us to learn our body language, our facial expressions and our language. Up until we teach them the English language, it’s all they have. If we state, “Wanna head out?” one day, “Have to go potty?” the next day, and, “Hafta pee?” the third day, if they DO determine what we want, it is due to the fact that we have actually gotten the leash and approached the door with a happy face! If you wish to speed up his training by three-fold, teach him YOUR language. Choose a command for EACH behavior and persevere. Teach those in your household to use the same words and commands, and your Australian Shepherd puppy will surprise you at how much faster he catches on.
A young Australian Shepherd puppy’s metabolism is racing along faster than we believe.
The younger your Australian Shepherd is, the faster he is growing, the more food and water he needs to sustain his metabolism, and the more regularly he needs to go potty. Do not punish your puppy when he makes a house-breaking mistake. These are YOUR fault. The age of your Australian Shepherd in weeks and his size determine how typically he must head out. One time an hour is not too much for a big 6-week old puppy, especially if it is summertime. Australian Shepherds love the interesting smells outdoors, so there is no reason to not have him housebroken by 7-8 weeks old. Right after a nap, after he eats and after grooming are the essential times, and he will alert you. If he is gladly chewing a toy and gets up all of a sudden with his nose to the floor, act quickly! And each time he goes potty outside, praise him to high paradise! “What an excellent PUP!”, “GOOD go potty!” and the like. Australian Shepherds love our pleased faces, and they will do anything to get it.
Australian Shepherds live for our expressions and body language.
Due to this, the worst penalty you ever can give your Australian Shepherd is a frown and to turn away from him. You can see his tail fall down and his face get so sad. He will understand the lesson, I guarantee it. However his attention period is only 3-5 minutes, so do not chastise him any more than that. Love him up and offer him your delighted face again. Physical punishment is never essential. Make use of constant commands and caring praise and he will know what you want of him before you understand. He will end up being a master of your body movement and expressions in no time at all.
Naturally there are many aspects of training your Australian Shepherd puppy well. Loving generosity works just as well for Australian Shepherd pups as it does with kids, producing a happy, well-adjusted and obedient dog for life. These three essential ideas, utilized consistently with confidence, will start him well on his way.
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