Started Day Ten
You can teach your dog an English
vocabulary if your are patient, and understand that dogs learn in
different ways than people, then adjust your teaching methods. See
our topic on the
Border Collie that learned over 200 words!
1. Don't say, "Down" if your puppy is
jumping on you. Say, "Off". The word, down should ALWAYS mean, the
"down" position you teach in obedience classes.
2. Don't say, "Stay" unless you want
your dog to freeze in that position until you release the dog or request
a new position. When you leave home or the car, say "Wait" instead.
3. Don't say, "No" when the dog is
barking. Barking is a normal behavior that will never stop completely.
Instead, say, "Quiet" which means stop barking now.
Parenting Tips™ for Puppy