How To House Train Your Golden Retriever Puppy

House training a puppy no matter what the breed is, is not something that is easy and can happen overnight. However when it comes to breeds like Golden Retrievers that naturally have a tendency to almost worship their owners and always want tons of affection, doing so can prove to be a bit more difficult. However, remember that one golden rule; training your puppy will make them a happy and healthy dog later and will only reinforce the relationship that you both have. Not doing so will only put stress on you and therefore on them and will damage the trust and the bond that you both share.

Establish who the master is

This does not mean that you treat them harshly and poorly. It simply means that you let them know who is in control. Your golden retriever will be happy to have a master that they can rely on rather than having an unruly life where there is nobody to guide them. One good idea to help you do this would be to have your house ready for the pet before they arrive such as having a doggie door installation Melbourne in advance so they can move in and out freely. Once you bring them home, start establishing ground rules that will teach them obedience.

Avoid conflict

Do not do anything that may cause conflict with the puppy. If you also have a canine in the house, they should have their own cat door installation so that the puppy and kitten will not be in conflict when trying to get out of the house and come back in. You should not hit the puppy or punish them harshly which might lead them into thinking what happened because unlike humans, they may not associate their error with the punishment.

No means No

No has to remain a No always irrespective of circumstances. For example if your pet is not allowed on the couch, that should be the rule no matter what happens. They may whimper, howl and bark or show signs of being unhappy and restless when you first try to establish this with them but if you can be gentle yet firm and tell them that they are not allowed on the couch you will be saving you and your pet both from a lot of real stress when they either bite into the couch or wet it making you upset. Do not give your puppy mixed signals. If they are looking at you endearingly you cannot let them on the couch just that once, because once is all it takes to undo all the work that you did so far.