Golden Retriever Toilet Training
It is extremely important for a golden retriever puppy to go through all stages of training and socialization continuously during the first year of his life. How to do it right - I will tell you now.
Dog training should start from the first days the dog stays in your home. Because already from infancy, a puppy must learn the rules of behavior in your home, what is allowed and what is prohibited for him, to all family members, even the smallest and oldest, what you can and cannot play, where to go to the toilet and much more.And above all, we are talking about the correct upbringing of a golden retriever puppy, and once the puppy is completely familiar with your home, you can start training and teaching commands. As a rule, one week is enough. By this time, the puppy is already brimming with curiosity and diligently and calmly learns the world around him. If after this time the puppy remains in fear, does not make good contact, then it is better to seek the help of a cynologist-zoopsychologist, since this behavior is not typical for puppies of this breed.The start of your puppy's training coincides with the time of your first outing. After the first two vaccinations, the quarantine (lasts 7-14 days, depending on the vaccine) ends. It is not necessary to deal with the puppy only on the street, the first lessons are best done at home, where there are fewer distractions.Often new puppy owners worry from the first days that training will be overwhelming for the dog. This is possible only if the old strict methods are used, and with the right approach, training from the first days will be very beneficial, as it, on the contrary, allows you to immediately establish contact with the puppy and establish trusting relationships.You can start raising a puppy from their first day in your home, and once the quarantine ends after the second vaccination, training and classes with the dog sitter can be started simultaneously with the start of walks.We often hear that Golden Retrievers cannot be trained until they are 6 months old like other dogs because training is stressful. This view has survived the days of outdated methods based on the brutal oppression and intimidation of the dog. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dog sitters who still use such techniques today. But fortunately, science does not stand still, and modern methods allow you to raise a puppy from the first days in a new home. For this reason, you should not wait for your golden retriever puppy to develop unwanted behaviors, you can start the practice much earlier.The first part is to teach the dog to go to the toilet on a diaper. You should not rush to skip this stage and teach them to go to the toilet right outside, because puppies are not physiologically ready for two walks a day. In puppies of a golden retriever, this ability is developed no earlier than 6 months, and in some up to 1 year.Any learning is quite a difficult thing and when you see the first positive results, you should not think that your puppy already understands everything, but you should continue training according to the method so that after a while you understand. You don't have to start all over again.The second important part will be leash training your puppy. Yes, yes, this should be done at home. That way, when the puppy goes out for the first time, wearing a leash will not be an added stress for him, it was already a habit and he would be able to study the world around him.The third most difficult part will be defining the allowable limits for the offspring. Many novice dog owners think that a golden retriever puppy's unwanted behavior will "go away, growl." But unfortunately, the behavior that is allowed for a puppy will be accepted by an adult dog.
Therefore, it is necessary to immediately begin to set the boundaries of what is allowed for a puppy: Teach to play only with your toys, not with your things; Explain to him that even in the game he cannot bite your hands; Establish the right daily routine by setting the rule that you should sleep in the morning and not wake you up; Weaned gnawing on furniture, clothes, walls and baseboards; Teach to stay home alone knowing that your absence is not an excuse to bark or howl.