Ten Ideas For Training The Finnish Spitz

Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Finnish Spitz, Pets | Comments Off on Ten Ideas For Training The Finnish Spitz

We all long for training the perfect Finnish Spitz, a puppy that’s a CGC or canine good citizen and is well behaved and responsible at all times. Well dreams do come true when the instruction is done with kindness and commitment. Keep in mind pups learn from the first day and want to be advised what is right, what is not, and correct interpersonal skills.
Puppies are like small children, they really need continuous guidance and instruction. Training a pup does not have to be a chore, all you have to think about are a few basic guidelines:

Ten Tips For Training Your Finnish Spitz

  1. Until your pup learns, you must keep an eye on him at all times. Once you can’t then you need to cage him. Put together a plan for the pup, this will enable her to settle quickly. The plan must consist of things such as hourly bathroom visits, eating times, relaxation times, walks, play time, training, and so on. A pup that has a hectic day has no time at all to become bored and get into mischief.
  2. Teach the pup to appreciate you. Finnish Spitzs live in packs and naturally follow a leader. When you establish your leadership in no uncertain terms then coaching will come easy as the pup will obey orders at all times and not challenge your power.
  3. Use exclusively encouraging training tactics. Never ever holler at, strike, or punish your Finnish Spitz. It is not just harsh but can produce behavioral challenges. Using electrical shocks, prong collars, sprays, etc may possibly hurt the animal.
  4. Show the pup “nothing in life is without cost.” This is a method of teaching that is broadly accepted as a reliable coaching tool. When you apply this, the pup will discover that to experience anything like affection, a walk, or snack, he must act properly.
  5. Explain the meaning of “No,” from day one. Do not encourage behaviors like jumping, yelping, tug-o-war, yipping, or escaping open gates and doorways. Compliment great behavior and disregard or leave when there is bad conduct. The pup will realize that if he misbehaves he will lose his companion/playmate.
  6. To deal with a habit you must catch the Finnish Spitz in the process and surprise him by rattling a bottle of marbles. When you have done this make him adjust his behavior and instantly give him a treat and approval. Finnish Spitzs do not recall what happened previously so rebuking him after an occurrence is of no use.
  7. At all times call/use his name positively. Never say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will cause confusion and the Finnish Spitz will think that if you call his name then it is something bad. The pup should relate his name with happy times like hugs, petting, walks, snacks, and such. If this occurs he will respond willingly when you call his name.
  8. Develop a training routine that is short and sweet, say 10 minutes thrice a day. Prolonged repeated sessions can be boring and the Finnish Spitz will lose interest in the learning session. Help make lessons entertaining and use trick training sessions to explain directions like sit, down, come and so forth.
  9. Bond with the Finnish Spitz and both of you are going to appreciate your sessions. The pup ought to wait to hanging out with you and not avoid you by running away or hiding. Make certain to socialize the doggie early. Socialization is among the most significant teachings. The Finnish Spitz should master how to be with various other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. So, carefully introduce the doggie when he is little to common activities and noises. Take him to the shopping centre/ dog park, present him to children and other animals, and make him unafraid of the vacuum cleaner and water hose.
  10. Master everything about house training, leash walking, house breaking, along with food training. These are rudimentary lessons that every Finnish Spitz puppy needs to grasp. Understand all the idiosyncrasies in addition to distinctive features of the breed. This will give you important ideas on how to effectively educate the puppy.

As a Finnish Spitz owner you have plenty of options. You could choose to train the Finnish Spitz yourself or register at a high quality training school. Training a Finnish Spitz has numerous stages: kindergarten, obedience training, doggie sports, presenting and conformation, as well as other aspects like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, and so forth. What level you choose to teach is dependent on you as well as the brainpower of your Finnish Spitz. As you are aware, different dogs, like humans, possess different talents. Choose wisely and both you and your Finnish Spitz pup will have good times together.
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Finnish Spitzs.

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