Top Ten Keys For Training The Pumi

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pumi | Comments Off on Top Ten Keys For Training The Pumi

We all long for training the perfect Pumi, a pup that’s a CGC or canine good citizen and is well mannered and responsible at all times. Well dreams really do come true when the teaching is done with care and focus. Keep in mind pups learn from day one and really need to be shown what is right, what is not, and correct socialization.
Puppies are just like small children, they have to have frequent direction and training. Training a pup needn’t be an ordeal, all you have to think about are a few basic principles:

Ten Tips For Training Your Pumi

  1. Til your pup learns, you have to keep an eye on her at all times. When you can not then you have to crate him. Establish a routine for the pup, that will enable her to calm down easily. The calendar will need to include things like hourly potty visits, feeding times, relaxation periods, strolls, play time, instruction, and more. A pup that has a hectic day has no time at all to be unoccupied or get into mischief.
  2. Train the pup to appreciate you. Pumis live in packs and naturally need a leader. Once you establish your dominance in no uncertain terms then training will come to be easy because the pup will comply with you at all times and not defy your authority.
  3. Use exclusively positive training tactics. Never holler at, attack, or abuse your Pumi. It is not just unkind but may induce behavioral challenges. Using electrical shocks, prong collars, sprays, and so forth could easily hurt the animal.
  4. Show the pup “nothing in this life is free.” This is a system that is universally accepted as a reliable coaching method. When you apply this, your pup will learn that to get something like love, a walk, or snack, he must act well.
  5. Explain the significance of “No,” from the first day. Do not reinforce actions like leaping, yelping, tug-o-war, barking, or running out of open gates and doorways. Commend courtesy and disregard or walk away when there is bad conduct. The pup will learn that if he is mischievous he will lose his companion/playmate.
  6. To deal with a habit you must catch the Pumi in the act and surprise her by shaking a canister of pebbles. When you have done this make him deal with his behavior and promptly offer him a snack and praise. Pumis do not recollect what took place earlier so chastening him after an event is futile.
  7. Be sure you call/use his name favorably. Never say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will trigger mental confusion and the Pumi will believe that if you call his name then it is for something bad. The dog needs to connect his name with pleasant things like hugs, petting, strolls, food, and such. If this happens he will come willingly the instant you call out his name.
  8. Establish a coaching regimen that is short and sweet, about ten minutes 3 times a day. Long repeated trainings can be uninspiring and the Pumi is going to lose interest in the learning session. Make lessons cool and use trick training to teach orders like sit, down, come et cetera.
  9. Connect with the Pumi and both of you are going to like your sessions. The pup must hope for spending time with you and not steer clear of you by breaking away or hiding. Be sure to socialize the young dog as soon as possible. Socialization is one of the most crucial lessons. The Pumi needs to master how to coexist with other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. And so, slowly introduce the dog when he is little to everyday activities and noises. Take him to the market/ playground, introduce him to children and other animals, and make him unafraid of the vacuum and water hose.
  10. Get to know all about house training, leash walking, house breaking, along with food training. These are introductory lessons that every Pumi puppy has to master. Know about all the characteristics as well as distinctive features of the breed. This will give you useful information on how to successfully train the pup.

As a Pumi owner you have several options. You could decide to train the Pumi by yourself or register at a qualified professional training school. Training a Pumi has many levels: kindergarten, behavior training, doggie sports, presenting and conformation, along with other facets like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, and so on. What standard you decide to instruct hinges on you together with the brainpower of your Pumi. As you know, various dogs, like humans, have varied talents. Choose wisely and both you and your Pumi pup will have fun times together.
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