There are as many ways to care for a Southern Hound puppy as there are to raising a kid. In reality, one method per household at minimum! However the majority of us concur that when it comes to children, many things are universal and undisputed. Here are three things that a lot of individuals just do not think of when it concerns raising their Southern Hounds, however. How many times have we heard, “My Southern Hound simply will not listen to me”, or “He just will not behave!”
Southern Hounds do not comprehend English till we train them.
The main thing we all love about Southern Hound puppies most is the fact that they live for us, the way they focus all they have on us, the fact that our lives become theirs. In the beginning, they study us to discover our body language, our expressions and our language. Until we teach them the English language, it’s all they have. If we say, “Need to go out?” one day, “Have to go potty?” the next day, and, “Hafta pee?” the 3rd day, if they DO determine what we want, it is due to the fact that we have actually picked up 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 action and persevere. Tell all in your family to utilize the very same words and commands, and your Southern Hound puppy will surprise you at just how much faster he figures it out.
A young Southern Hound puppy’s metabolic process is racing along faster than we think.
The younger your Southern Hound is, the more quickly he is growing, the more food and water he needs to fuel his metabolism, and the more regularly he has to go potty. Do not punish your puppy when he makes a house-breaking mistake. These are YOUR fault. The age of your Southern Hound in weeks and his size determine how typically he needs to head out. Once each hour is not too often for a large 6-week old puppy, particularly if it is summer. Southern Hounds enjoy the amazing smells outdoors, so there is no reason to not have him housebroken by 7-8 weeks of age. Right after a nap, after he consumes and after grooming are the crucial times, and he will signal you. If he is happily chewing a toy and gets up all of a sudden with his nose to the floor, let him out quickly! And every time he goes potty outside, praise him to high heaven! “What a good PUPPY!”, “GOOD go potty!” and the like. Southern Hounds love our happy faces, and they will do anything to get it.
Southern Hounds live for our expressions and body movement.
Because of this, the worst penalty you ever can offer your Southern Hound is a frown and to turn away from him. You can see his tail fall down and his face get so serious. He will understand the lesson, I ensure it. But his attention period is just 3-5 minutes, so do not chastise him any more. Love him up and show him your pleased face again. Physical penalty is never required. Use consistent commands and loving praise and he will understand what you want of him before you know. He will end up being a master of your body language and expressions in no time at all.
Naturally there are many elements of training your Southern Hound puppy well. Loving compassion works just as well for Southern Hound pups as it does with children, developing a pleased, well-adjusted and loyal dog for life. These 3 important ideas, utilized consistently with confidence, will start him well on his way.
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