All of us imagine training the perfect Russian Toy, a pup that’s a CGC or canine good citizen and is very well behaved and dependable at all times. Well dreams really do come true if the training is done with kindness and focus. Never forget pups learn from day one and really need to be shown what is correct, what is wrong, and proper interpersonal skills.
Pups act like young children, they need to have continuous direction and training. Training a pup does not have to be a challenge, all you want to consider are a few simple guidelines:
10 Tips For Training Your Russian Toy
- Until your pup is trained, you must keep an eye on her at all times. Whenever you can not then you must crate her. Establish a schedule for the pup, this will enable her to calm down very quickly. The schedule has to include things such as regular potty breaks, eating times, break periods, walks, play time, teaching, etc. A pup that has a busy day has no time for being bored and get into mischief.
- Teach the pup to respect you. Russian Toys live in packs and instinctively follow a leader. Once you establish your leadership in no uncertain terms then teaching will eventually become easy because the pup will follow orders at all times and not question your authority.
- Use exclusively encouraging training strategies. Don’t yell at, whack, or punish your Russian Toy. It’s not only terrible but can cause behavioral concerns. Use of electrical shocks, prong collars, sprays, and so forth could very well wound the animal.
- Show the pup “absolutely nothing in life is free.” This is a system that is broadly accepted as a very useful training method. In the event that you practice this, the pup will discover that to get anything like love, a stroll, or treat, he has to act properly.
- Present the meaning of “No,” from day one. Do not endorse behaviors such as leaping, yelping, tug-o-war, yapping, or running out of open gates and doorways. Praise courtesy and just ignore or leave when there is bad conduct. The pup will certainly learn that if he is mischievous he will lose his companion/playmate.
- To remedy a behavior you should catch the Russian Toy in the process and startle her by shaking a jar of pebbles. Once you have done this help him deal with his behavior and promptly offer him a treat and appreciation. Russian Toys do not remember what took place previously so chastening him after an occurrence is of no use.
- Be sure you call/use his name favorably. Never say “Bad TOM,” or “No Tom,” this will create mental confusion and the Russian Toy will think that if you call his name then it is something negative. The pup needs to identify his name with pleasant events like hugs, petting, strolls, snacks, and such. If this happens he will come willingly as soon as you call his name.
- Establish a training routine that is short and sweet, about 10 minutes 3 times a day. Extensive recurring trainings can be dull and the Russian Toy will lose interest in learning. Make training cool and use trick training sessions to teach orders like sit, down, come et cetera.
- Connect with the Russian Toy and both of you will certainly get a kick out of your sessions. The pup needs to hope for spending quality time with you and not avoid you by turning tail or taking cover. Be sure to socialize the dog early on. Socialization is one of the most vital teachings. The Russian Toy needs to master how to exist with other animals, people, sounds, vehicles, and other activities. So, gradually introduce the puppy dog when he is small to day-to-day endeavors and sounds. Take him to the mall/ dog park, present him to children and other pets, and make him unafraid of the vacuum cleaner and garden hose.
- Study everything about house training, leash walking, house breaking, along with food training. These are basic lessons that every Russian Toy puppy has to learn. Know about all the idiosyncrasies as well as peculiarities of the breed. This will give you useful insights on how to successfully educate the dog.
As a Russian Toy owner you have lots of choices. You may decide to train the Russian Toy by yourself or enroll at a qualified professional training school. Training a Russian Toy has numerous phases: preschool, behavior training, dog sports, showing and conformation, along with other aspects like therapy dogs, hearing dogs, and so on. What degree you choose to teach depends on you in addition to the brainpower of your Russian Toy. As you recognize, various dogs, like human beings, have different talents. Choose well and both you and your Russian Toy pup will have exciting times together.
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