Most Common Mistake When Raising Puppies, Check This Out!
A very common mistake is to give your puppy too much space freedom in an unsupervised state.
Opening up all the space in the house to the puppy too early, while not monitoring it at all times, super high probability of developing behaviors such as urinating and defecating at home, chewing on things, and tearing up the house. Because each occurrence is a learning experience, the more often it happens, the better the learning, plus the fact that defecation and biting are inherently satisfying and have the property of self-reinforcing, there is no need for external rewards.
A very common case in point: when you first pick up your dog at home, you immediately start to loose your dog due to the fact that pooping and peeing at regular intervals is well learned and then things start to get out of control 🤦🏻♀️: he starts peeing on the couch. Puppies having a good time can short-circuit their brains and settle on the spot, thinking it's just a fluke, just throw away the pee-smelling cushion, but it happens a second time. But it's not just you, a lot of people don't want to "tie up" their puppies and just let them loose at home, which leads to more and more problems later on.
We recommend that when you can't watch your puppy like a hawk, you keep him in a safe place, such as an enclosure, just like a human baby. Also give him some plumping toys to gradually acclimate him to spending time alone. With regular urination and defecation and the end of the tooth-changing period, then gradually open up the home space.
The core idea of positive training is to enhance desired behaviors and prevent unwanted behaviors from occurring, and environmental management similar to a fence plays a key preventative role.
The prerequisite for ⚠️ to be placed in an enclosure or crate is that the puppy's basic needs have been met! For example: defecation, sniffing, physical exercise, and brain activity. Closing the fence under this prerequisite is not restraint, it is to allow him to rest better.
You can let your dog spend 1-2 hours each morning and afternoon by himself in the pen, and you can do your own thing next to him without having to constantly worry if he's doing something creative again, which will make you feel relieved 😮💨. When people are relaxed, the puppy can feel it too and will follow suit and become stable.