The Best Ways to Teach Your Puppy the English Language

D. Witt
 


Visitors: 292

Puppies are eager and willing to do the right thing. They love your happy face and the squealy noises you make when they have done something great. They will do ANYthing to please you because of the loving rewards they get from being a Good Dog. They just cannot get enough of your praises and cuddles.

Moving towards “What a good dog!" from “Bad Puppy!" is based on one thing. Your puppy does not know the English language, and the faster he learns it, the better for all, because the minute he knows what you want he will DO it. Make it faster and easier for him to learn by keeping these tips in mind:

1. Be consistent in the words you choose to teach him commands. If you say, “Wanna go potty?" in the morning, and “Have to go out?" two hours later, and “Wanna go pee?" two hours later, etc. , then that is THREE phrases you have asked him to learn in one day instead of only one. Decide which words to use, and make sure everyone in your family uses the same ones.

2. Use his name in the command if you want action, do NOT use it if you want him restricted from action. This is very important. Hearing his own name makes a puppy leap into action by his very nature. When you want your puppy to come, say, “Puppy, Come!" [insert his name instead of the word Puppy, of course] When you want him to lie down, simply say, “Down".

3. Do not confuse your puppy with the same words for different commands. If you are teaching him basic obedience, the word “Down" means LIE down, usually followed by “Stay. " If you don't want him on the couch, do not say “Down", say, “Off. " This word can be used to keep him from jumping up into your lap, onto the couch, chair or bed because it is the ACTION of jumping up you are trying to restrict. Saying “Down" when he jumps onto the couch will just make him lie down on the couch! See the difference?

3. Do not ever hit your puppy, you dont need to. The worst punishment he ever needs to learn a lesson is your sad frown and walking away from him. One or two minutes is the limit though, do not overdo this. After a minute of ignoring him, give a command he knows well and praise praise praise, with a big smile.

These three tips, used with gentleness and consistency, will teach your puppy all the words he needs to know to be a happy and obedient companion in a matter of days.

To read her free articles and samples from her new dog training ebook on her training techniques using loving praise and consistent commands, view her web site: http://www.DogTraining15MinsADay.com

(498)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
English Teachers - How to Get Your EFL Language Learners to LOVE English Class
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Learn to Teach English as a Foreign Language

by: John Davison (November 23, 2005) 
(Reference and Education)

9 Reasons Why You Should Use Songs to Teach English as a Foreign Language

by: Larry M. Lynch (November 30, 2005) 
(Reference and Education)

You Call THAT Music? Using Music to Teach English as a Foreign or Second ..

by: Larry M. Lynch (November 27, 2007) 
(Reference and Education/Languages)

English Language Teaching - They Speak English as a First or Official Language ..

by: Larry M. Lynch (March 11, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/Languages)

5 Ways to Use Popular Movies for English Language Teaching

by: Larry M. Lynch (August 31, 2006) 
(Arts and Entertainment/Language)

Four Ways To Profitably Use The Most Powerful Two Words In The English Language

by: James Delrojo (April 24, 2007) 
(Business)

7 Ways to Help Make This Your Best English Language Teaching Year Ever

by: Larry M. Lynch (January 26, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/Languages)

Four Terrific Ways to Motivate Your English Language Learners to Speak in Class

by: Larry M. Lynch (February 26, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/Languages)

Puppy Training - Teach Your Puppy to Sit

by: Dan Fletcher (September 24, 2008) 
(Pets/Dogs)

English Teachers - How to Get Your EFL Language Learners to LOVE English Class

by: Larry M. Lynch (March 18, 2008) 
(Reference and Education/Languages)