There are as many ways to raise a Australian Cattle Dog puppy as there are to raising a child. In fact, one method per household in general! But most of us agree that when it pertains to kids, certain things are universal and undeniable. Here are three things that a lot of individuals simply do not consider when it pertains to raising their Australian Cattle Dogs, nevertheless. I can’t count how many times have I heard, “My Australian Cattle Dog simply won’t listen to me”, or “He simply won’t behave!”
Australian Cattle Dogs do not comprehend English until we train them.
The main thing all of us like about Australian Cattle Dog puppies the most is the way in which they live for us, the method they focus all they have on us, the method our lives become theirs. In the beginning, they study us to learn our body language, our expressions and our language. Until we teach them the English language, it’s all they have. If we state, “Need to head out?” one day, “Need to go potty?” the next day, and, “Hafta pee?” the 3rd day, if they DO figure out what we want, it is because we have picked up the leash and approached the door with a pleased face! If you wish to speed up his training by three-fold, teach him YOUR language. Pick a command for EACH behavior and persevere. Tell all in your family to use the very same words and commands, and your Australian Cattle Dog puppy will amaze you at just how much faster he learns.
A young Australian Cattle Dog puppy’s metabolism is racing along faster than we think.
The younger your Australian Cattle Dog is, the more quickly he is growing, the more food and water he requires to sustain his metabolic process, and the more regularly he needs to go potty. Do not punish your puppy when he makes a house-breaking error. These are YOUR fault. The age of your Australian Cattle Dog in weeks and his size identify how often he needs to go out. One time per hour is not too often for a big 6-week old puppy, specifically if it is summertime. Australian Cattle Dogs 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 crucial times, and he will alert you. If he is gladly chewing a toy and gets up unexpectedly with his nose to the flooring, move quickly! And each time he goes potty outside, praise him to high heaven! “What a good PUP!”, “EXCELLENT go potty!” and the like. Australian Cattle Dogs love our delighted faces, and they will do anything to get it.
Australian Cattle Dogs live for our expressions and body language.
Because of this, the worst penalty you ever need to give your Australian Cattle Dog is a scowl and to turn away from him. You can see his tail fall down and his face get so serious. He will learn the lesson, I guarantee it. However his attention span is only 3-5 minutes, so do not chastise him any further. Love him up and offer him your pleased face again. Physical punishment is never ever essential. Employ consistent commands and loving appreciation and he will understand what you desire of him before you understand. He will become a master of your body movement and facial expressions in no time at all.
Naturally there are lots of elements of training your Australian Cattle Dog puppy well. Caring kindness works just as well for Australian Cattle Dog pups as it does with children, creating a happy, well-adjusted and loyal dog for life. These 3 important pointers, used consistently with confidence, will start him well on his way.
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