Canine Conversations Episode #6 – EVERYTHING PUPPIES! – Puppy Training and Puppy Tips



thanks for tuning in I'm dedicating today's episode to puppies solely to puppies so everything we're talking about in today's episode of canine conversation is going to be geared all towards puppy problems puppy issues puppy questions puppy concern so here we go Andre Jia Majin says how high do I give a puppy a treat if he do down sit on his own that's describing the question well no cuz he's offering behaviors on his own at that point I would not give the dog a treat I would just acknowledge that he's sitting or downing and you might actually want to link a word to the behavior so when it goes down you might say good down good boy or sit good sit good sit but rewarding for the dog four things are doing other own is only useful if you're doing a an operant based condition so you're actually marking those behaviors but he's just doing it on his own I really wouldn't do that much to it no with it there henry Alameda says what should be the first thing I should teach my puppy it's the most common question probably on the internet and the most of the first things you should teach your puppy is to love you to enjoy being with you hand feed your puppy give your dog a lot of interaction give your dog a lot of structure so you end up with a loving dog like goofy because Goofy's been with me since he was nine weeks old okay goofy that's very good now go lie down go lie down that's a very good boy I like hand-feeding dogs like luring shaping behaviors if you look at my member section which is coming very soon or might actually already be up by the time you see this video you'll see there's section on luring and shaping behaviors also on my youtube channel tons of videos on puppies so first each do your puppy is watch my videos Robert Hoffman says I was under the impression dogs really start to understand I retain commands taught properly at about six months of age okay to correct me I'm not sensitive thanks Robert I'm glad you're not sensitive and yeah the dog starts to retain what they're actually doing but the reason I like to start training puppies really early is because the dog starts to learn file mechanically what we're trying to teach them and that's really really critical so at six months old the dog the dog can kind of form a cohesive bond in his mind like this is what I'm doing this is what I'm supposed to be doing but really important before that ever starts happening really want the dog to enjoy training and understand the biomechanics so we're doing something we're teaching the dog to love to train and we are teaching the dog's body the biomechanics of this is a down this is a sit this is a come this is that and the dog can really start to associate those better when he's in that six month old bracket but definitely start training him early early on hey you guys knock it off and lie down that's not you Robert that's my puppy's goofy Maya lie down old school gamer says my puppy knows to sit command also the down the stay but she will only do them when we were training only as she knows she will be rewarded other times she would look at me and when I give a command she will walk away and stand and do nothing I have an e collar and when that is honor she will listen every command I don't even have to use it goes from zero to 100 I leave it on five any suggestions yeah I mean if you're having if you have a puppy I'm trying to read this again here first of all it eCall and a puppy's not really something I would use you can I don't think it's it's bad if it's used properly but I think you're kind of going about this the wrong way so what I would like what I would do is make sure you lure the treats much better because what you're doing sorry if fade the treats much much better because you're actually just doing this behavior where you're kind of making sure you're bribing the dog basically you're telling the dog here's a treat sit here's a treat down and you got to get rid of that so I've got videos coming out on fading and fading the rewards and you're going to need to get into that and I'll get into that with you so make sure you don't bribe your dog make sure the dog understands that you're doing a command first we lure the behavior then we shake the behavior we lure in shape and make sure the dog knows what we want then what we start to do is we pull the treats away and we make sure the dog knows that the dog has to do what we're asking them to do really simple like that okay Arnold Hal Lera says what is the right age to start training your dog so what's the right age and what's the first things we should teach a dog can a two month old you're sure Barry and Shep's Dee I didn't know what that is if it's a dog yes it can be trained at two months old or two months old we start to we let the dog play we let the dough have a lot of nice fun times but we start to lure and shape behaviors we want the to learn biomechanically what we want the proper down the proper sit the proper stand the proper come the proper stay and all these different things so make sure you teach your dog that that's what you're going to get rewarded for it if the dogs gonna get rewarded for this behavior she's going to enjoy learning from their Shayna Carlson says I'm having a terrible time teaching an eight-month-old lap pit beagle female to walk outside she shuts them completely at the door I've tried treats prong collar other dog in same house I don't want to traumatize her they have her since eight weeks old I don't know where this is going I'm upset I've run away see you're upset so what's happening lie down guys lie down both of you they're playing here I know we're trying to film something here so what's happening is you're kind of over emotionalizing this and it to get a dog to walk outside is simple just take the dog and bring it I said if you have to pick her up and carry your outside you have to be absolute about this unless you want the dog to start peeing and pooing in the house and having a horrible life because it's going to be a horrible life for the dog to be locked into a house you've got to be strong enough for the dog to make the dog do something that they might see is uncomfortable whether you're going to say the dog was abused and beaten and not that tough death and all this crap outside forget it that you're not going to do that to the dog so you need to give the dog the chance at a happy life which you're gonna do by making the dog do what the dog needs to do and let's go outside Marsha McCrory says now my puppy pee in her crate I can take her out and she pee then she comes and goes in her crate well you're not letting her fully relieve herself so and the crate might be too big if the crate is big in the dogs walking around and going in the back of the crate and peeing and lying in front of the crate the crates too big the crate needs to be small the dog needs to be able to sit stand and lie down in that area and not walk around if the dogs walking around you got a whole different set of problems and you're really going to make this a disaster scene people do this don't leave her water in the crate watch this I mean you need to destruction the dog in nineteen weeks old the dog should still pray basically be going you know out at certain times the dogs four months old you need to really get the dog and you need to do the homework on this one so you need to start housebreaking the dog so that the dog knows we go out at this time we come in at this time we pee we poo we do this we do that it's it's really structure owning a puppy is a lot about structure and a lot of you guys forget that when you get a puppy and you start to think that the puppy's gonna just figure stuff out and just because you put the puppy in a crate it's going to work and people get a lecture college and I think they're going to push the button that though it's gonna know what to do it's not a remote control a dog is a living breathing thinking being that needs compassion and you need to give it structure you need to give it the tools it needs to survive that's what you signed up for when you got a puppy Erol Anthony says I have a two month old German Shepherd and he's pretty intelligent I don't know how you can tell if that age but I'm having a hard time getting his attention to folks I mean when I'm training him so he's not intelligent he's blowing you off can I have some pointers to give his full attention focus yeah what you need to do arrow is you need to get the dog to focus on you by being very exciting and you only need to do that for a very short duration of time you don't need to do it for eight hours a day you need to do it for 10 15 20 minutes and if you can't be interesting to a puppy then we've got a whole different thing we got to talk about here so what I do is I create the puppy I take the puppy out let the puppy go potty and I have a bunch of treats in my hand I start feeding the dog I start playing with the dog I start luring the dog in to what I want the dog to do and all those things seem exciting to the dog because they're interactive don't have the dog out in your house in the you know in your living room or the kitchen the whole time and then play with the dog talk to the dog is then the other interaction dairy training doesn't become that interesting you have to make special moments with the dog that the dog is going to learn learning so that's going to be really important if you can't get his attention focus you might have to be getting it and it may not be staying there and that's a different question altogether so if a dog has focus and loses focus that's normal for a puppy especially at that 2 and a half months old my god he's only a tiny tiny puppy so go slow keep your interactions short sweet and super super super fun hope that helps Dean mr. Meister I'm not sure I have a 15 week old Doberman I'm trying to teach her that down she is competent from sit-to-stand and back to sit but she shows a voidance with her down she just jumps off the raised bed and hops back on it again I just don't know how to communicate the behavior I want yeah so you know you're not to be able to communicate it with a 15 year old dog because you're it's not a communication thing it's a it's a visual thing so you need to show her so you're gonna need to lure her down with a treat lure her down with the treat lure her down with the treat and later I've got some videos that I'm going to put put together on my member section that are gonna really deal with with fading those treats and fading the lures and fading all that it's gonna be really important but for now just get the dog comfortable doing the down and remember always do the down from the stand stand – down stand – down stand – down luring from the nose to the toes those are all the things you see watch my videos on doing the down I've done it with with a bunch of dogs and I'm sure you can see it and I'm sure it'll help okay moving right along meal Oh nightmare who's at me load nightmare Nick Nick Mir nicht mehr I'm not sure anyway hi I hope you're fine I am and I have a question about my puppy I have a German Shepherd puppies three months old any bites tough one I mean he doesn't do it with me or adults but with children at first it was only those who were afraid of him but now it's all the kids I don't I don't what I don't know what to do I'm starting to get frustrated and I yell at him when he do that so yeah so you can tell about he's a three month old puppy the reason he's biting children is his children are very stimulating the dogs they smell different they play different they move different they act different they sound different than human being with such rude things than adults hopefully the human beings but the dogs generally if they're not socialized well with kids are gonna have a huge problem so I suggest you get the dog around kids but go out and find some children that are safe you know puppies safe that have been around puppies that aren't going to yell and scream and talk in high-pitched voices and and and and and skedaddle around and do all that stuff the children need to be neutral to the dog and the dogs got especially a German Shepherd you've got to get this dog really neutral around neutral kids and then you can start introducing kids that are higher drive more exciting or anything like that but don't do it too soon get some neutral kids around them and make sure people don't interact and stop yelling at your puppy stop yelling him I mean you can grab by their scuffle neck and him knock it off or anything like that but at three months old he's probably teething he's probably going to his teething face I wouldn't be doing any Corrections that have very short limited limited limited interaction with kids and with kids that are safe and that are gonna make it a good experience for your puppy please please listen to me on that one Marcia McCrory says my 17 we call this found that she can stand on her hind legs what's the best way to keep her off the edge of counters been correcting with a leash longline saying yes and treating when all fours but she's not getting it okay so what's more than likely happening you're doing the right thing by the way but she's putting her legs up you're correcting her and then what she does the right thing you say yes good girl and you give her a treat so what she's doing she's changing these things together so she says I have to put my paws up on the counter for you to yank the leash for me to get a yes for me to get a treat so you need to make sure that this is not part of training this is just part of life and what a puppy puts his feet on a counter I pop I use my knuckle might give him a little gentle pop on their paws and when they're off I ignore I ignore them when they're on and when they're off it's just a little bit more aversive when they're on it's really important before somebody sends me an email or a message saying it's cruel to be be firm with dogs who have their paws on counters I'm gonna tell you a couple things one those who put their paws up on a stove okay which is very hot they can burn their paws those you can put their paws up on a counter and there can be knives and sharp object up there that can be dangerous a dog can put his paws up there and get medicine off the counter and kill us all so if you think it's aversive to give a dog a strong correction for being on a counter stop right there don't even don't even contact me don't even talk to me about it because it's a lot more dangerous things than giving a dog correction for being up on a counter no counters that's it John says is it okay for a puppy to be excited and jumping on you while trying to train I think you've already seen that in my videos Duane animator does it all the time if the puppy starts jumping on others and they didn't like it what is a good positive way to get the puppy to stop is it it's it's hard because the puppy's excited but other people can't get it or handle it well first of all don't have other people around when you're training the dog and get the dog to focus on you train with you and and and focus on you and then when the dog focus on you when somebody comes near you have the dog on a leash give the dog a sit command make sure you know I'm sorry it's a puppy a sit command and and limit your interactions when when the dog jumps on somebody all that person needs to do is take a step forward into the puppy and that's going to create a space aversion issue with the dog the dog is going to flop back this might be a long video thanks for the video I've been given a small leash and it's a nightmare so the puppy keeps grabbing the metal flip and I'm trying not to pull it looks like a chip a tooth I will get a three-meter line yes so the problem is there is the collar it's too too long so the snap is getting in front of the dog so make sure you have the dog on a properly fitted martingale collar and don't let ya don't let puppy start putting metal things in their mouth did you try to correct and we're gonna chip a tooth or break your tooth very very very bad so Gibson gaming says how do i shape the beehive behavior of my for my little Corgi to stop begging for food when we eat this is an easy one Gibson the puppy will bark and jump on a leash continuously while we eat it's going to get even easier in a second when I tell her no she will bark even more boy we're gonna make this so easy I know we aren't supposed to stop dogs and vocalizing out and I haven't I never said that I never said you shouldn't stop the doctor vocalizing I've just been looking for ways to solve this issue real simple here's your tip Gibson crate put the puppy in a crate while you're eating let the dog see you eating make sure you feed the dog after you eat some really easy behavior some people believe you should feed the dog first biblically if you want to get into that you should but we're talking about dog training here you want the dog to learn the behavior to watch you eat quiet and then they eat if you feed the dog first more than life their dog is going to do exactly what you're talking about here but the dog shouldn't be near the table the dog should be in a great repeated with me crate mic tasty I have a German Shepherd puppy first I'm having this breed of animal I know some things about it where they attach well to the owner he's four months old and he's big as my lab when laying in bed the dog try laying on top of me not to sleep but just trying to lay on top of me is this guarding affection a part of the animal or is this him trying to be dominant I don't know I don't know because it depends I mean it all depends you know if a person playing and you can be affection or it can be dominant I don't wanna get into that here but what you're going to need to do is you're going to need to make sure that the dog is at a very young age duck shouldn't be allowed on the bed shouldn't be allowed on furniture yet I usually do that at about a year old they left the dogs on furniture and the dog legs are really good behavior that more than like this Formica puppy is being affectionate but don't don't let it happen you're going to have problems with it Sahara good day sir I have a Staffie four months old he is so active I want to know can I train them to do like with your mal WA or the staff your dogs have special training well all dogs are dogs you know I mean all dogs can sit down come stay he'll fetch whatever whatever it is they're not gonna staff he's not gonna look like a mountain well in in the focus he'll or something like that but I've known people who have had Staffies Pit Bull Terriers all those and done really great obedience for them so yeah buy it by all means keep going you're one of a feeding and cook me too raw that's up to you you can do either one ask your vet if you got a problem there in the last second last question here is shiny Linoone when should we stop giving treats okay I'm not gonna I'm not gonna cover the rest of the question because we're gonna give the dog treats for a long long long time to get the dog conditioned to the behaviors that we're trying to get the dog to do this is a super common question some have asked us at a million times you build a food a food wise or a Colorado food wise dog a dog it's only got to work for treats if you take the treats away too soon if you take them away too soon the dose and start to figure out oh you don't have treats I'm not doing anything by leaving the treats in for a long time and always reinforcing the behavior you start to do exactly that you reinforce the behavior reinforcing the behaviors what makes the dog learn the behavior without there being a reward so later when we don't have a reward the dog is so conditioned to doing the behavior because it's always been rewarded and we're linking a verbal word like yes or good or okay or whatever to it that's the dog will always do the behavior so if anybody is telling you that you're building a dog that only works for food by doing that they've never trained they've never really trained it off so I've never trained a good dog go to make AC competition see see see some good dogs being trained being competing that I guarantee they're alternating with food and corrections last one Juan's elos celos when is the appropriate age to start using a collar on the dog aside from creating what should be the first year to teach a puppy I'm not gonna go that we did that already stay down to it of all behavior should be talked together sit down stand come all those should be taught all while the dog is puppy all the while the dog is in prey mode and play mode and all that and you gonna have to use a collar on the dog early on some people like using harnesses early on that's fine too but I put a little martingale on goofy when he was very young he had a flat collar and a martingale he's had a collar on his whole entire existence is always always enjoyed it so I hope you enjoyed this video I hope you enjoyed this edition of canine conversations which addressed puppy behaviors and a lot of puppy questions if you liked this video hit the subscribe button give the video a thumbs up share the video tell everybody if this is all about puppies today hope you enjoyed it talk to you soon Oh

3 thoughts on “Canine Conversations Episode #6 – EVERYTHING PUPPIES! – Puppy Training and Puppy Tips

  1. Following you for over a year. Very helpful in training my Basset Hound. He doesn’t have as much drive as your dogs but has been extremely helpful in basic training. Crate training and fetch we learned watching your videos. Thank you!

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