One of the most exciting aspects of having a new dog is the fact that it’s up to you to teach them all these new things! Once a dog is established into a home, teaching them tricks can begin right away! Dogs are very susceptible to learning new tricks and skills and you will find that it’s actually quite simple once you figure out what you are doing.
Dogs can learn a variety of nifty little tricks. They can learn how to shake. They can roll over. They can play dead. Those are the more basic ones that everyone leans towards when beginning to teach their dogs tricks. Of course, owners and dogs can branch out and learn more complicated and elaborate ones.
One of the fundamental questions that you might have is when can you start teaching your dog all these fun tricks? The answer is as soon as you purchase your pup! It truly doesn’t matter the age. If you are buying a puppy, you should begin to teach them right away. If you are buying an older dog, you should begin to teach them right away as well. The great thing about dogs is that they can learn something new no matter what their age. They aren’t the type of animal that needs to learn as a puppy otherwise they’ll never get it. They can learn no matter what their age!
There are different methods out there on how to teach a pup a trick. Of course, it depends on the dog and their owner. This might take a few trial and error methods to see what works best. A dog will also need some time to learn. That’s why it’s important to begin doing this right away. Another reason why it’s important to teach your new dog a trick immediately is so that they understand that’s what is part of this new life that they are getting. The dog is already taking in it’s new surroundings and learning what they can and cannot do in a new home. Therefore, by teaching them to do tricks, they will learn that it’s something they can do.
An important thing to keep in mind is that repetition is key. Once a new trick or skill is learned, you will want to keep working at it with your dog. For example, if they learn to shake then this is a skill you will want to do over and over. Make sure that you practice taking their paw and rewarding them in return. This will help them to remember to do it every time you ask.
Overall, teaching a dog a new trick can be a fun and exciting time! It starts the moment you bring your new dog home and doesn’t have to stop. Dogs can keep learning new and exciting tricks as well as keep practicing the ones they already know. Teaching a dog a new trick does require some patience and repetitiveness but in the end it’s worth it.