There are truly as many methods to care for a St. Bernard puppy as there are to raising a child. In reality, one method per household at minimum! However most of us agree that when it comes to children, many things are universal and indisputable. Here are three things that a lot of people just do not think of when it pertains to raising their St. Bernards, nevertheless. I can’t count how many times have we heard, “My St. Bernard simply will not listen to me”, or “He simply will not act!”
St. Bernards don’t comprehend English up until we train them.
The main thing we all love about St. Bernard puppies the most is the way in which they live for us, the way they focus all they have on us, the method our lives end up being theirs. In the start, they study us to discover our body language, our facial expressions and our language. Up until we teach them the English language, it’s all they have. If we say, “Need to head 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 because we have picked up the leash and approached the door with a happy face! If you want to speed up his training by three-fold, teach him YOUR language. Pick a command for EACH behavior and stick with it. Teach those in your household to use the same words and commands, and your St. Bernard puppy will astonish you at how much quicker he gets it.
A young St. Bernard puppy’s metabolism is racing along faster than we believe.
The younger your St. Bernard is, the quicker he is growing, the more food and water he requires to fuel his metabolic process, and the more frequently he has to go potty. Do not penalize your puppy when he makes a house-breaking mistake. These are YOUR fault. The age of your St. Bernard in weeks and his size determine how frequently he must head out. Once per hour is not too often for a large 6-week old puppy, especially if it is summertime. St. Bernards like the amazing smells outdoors, so there is no excuse to not have him housebroken by 7-8 weeks of age. Right after a nap, after he eats and after grooming are the key times, and he will alert you. If he is happily chewing a toy and gets up all of a sudden with his nose to the flooring, let him out quickly! And whenever he goes potty outside, applaud him to high paradise! “What a great PUP!”, “EXCELLENT go potty!” and so on. St. Bernards love our delighted faces, and they will do anything to get it.
St. Bernards live for our expressions and body language.
As a result of this, the worst punishment you ever can offer your St. Bernard is a grimace and to turn away from him. You can see his tail fall down and his face get so unhappy. He will figure out the lesson, I guarantee it. However his attention period is just 3-5 minutes, so do not chastise him any longer. Love him up and offer him your delighted face again. Physical penalty is never necessary. Employ constant commands and loving praise and he will know what you want of him before you understand. He will end up being a master of your body language and facial expressions in no time at all.
Naturally there are lots of elements of training your St. Bernard puppy well. Caring kindness works just as well for St. Bernard puppies as it does with children, producing a delighted, well-adjusted and obedient dog for life. These 3 crucial pointers, used consistently with confidence, will start him well on his way.
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