It’s important to start training your hyper puppy as soon as they arrive home. Training is an essential part of having a calm, obedient and well behaved pup.
When correcting your hyper puppy, the most important rule is to remain consistent with your commands and discipline. If you are firm but at the same time loving, your pup will learn to trust you and obey any command you give it.
Here are some tips for disciplining a hyper puppy:
• Establish Rules: Set clear boundaries for your pup. Show them what’s allowed and not allowed in the household. Don’t give in to bad behavior from them–this will only reinforce their misbehavior.
• Use Positive Reinforcement: All pups respond positively to rewards–it could be food, toys or praise. Find out what motivates your fluffy friend the most and use it to reward good behaviors like walking on a leash or staying put when called on. Don’t forget all those tiny victories! They matter, too!
• Consistency Is Key: It’s important that everyone who interacts with the pup is consistent with discipline. Keeping everyone on the same page will help ensure that your pup stays disciplined no matter who’s around them.
• Be Patient and Calm: Being patient while teaching a pup new tricks may be difficult but worth it in the long run–the more patience you show now, the better behaved they will become when older! When you correct their bad behavior, remain calm and never resort to yelling or getting angry–that won’t help anything!
• Invest in Obedience Classes: Enrolling your pooch in obedience classes can vastly improve communication between both of you–your pup will learn quickly how to be obedient even if they aren’t treated kindly outside these classes. Not only does this help keep them disciplined at home but also outside when confronted by other dogs or strangers that may cause a disturbance for them—a win-win situation!
Understand your puppy’s energy needs
It’s important to understand that all puppies need a certain level of physical and mental stimulation. Unless your puppy gets the right amount of exercise, they will often become hyper or overexcitable.
It’s important to meet your puppy’s energy needs, which typically include active playtime both indoors and outdoors, engaging puzzles or games, and long daily this one’s walks. During these activities, you can use verbal commands and cues to help your pup learn basic obedience as well.
You should also provide your puppy with plenty of chew toys so they don’t end up chewing on furniture or other household items. Additionally, avoid rewarding negative behavior like excessive barking – instead dole out treats when your pup exhibits good manners. By meeting their physical and mental needs you can help keep their hyper disposition in check and set them up for discipline success!
Set clear boundaries around what is acceptable behavior
The first step in disciplining a hyper puppy is to set clear boundaries around what is acceptable behavior. If you don’t take the time to define these boundaries, your puppy won’t know what is expected of him.
Some simple boundaries that you can set include not allowing jumping on people, nipping or biting, barking excessively, and relieving themselves anywhere but outside. Whatever you decide are the limits for your puppy’s behavior should be clearly stated (e.g., no jumping on people), and then consistently enforced.
It’s also important that you establish clear consequences for unacceptable behavior. For example, if your puppy likes to bark at visitors when they come over, a consequence could be immediately placing them in their crate while they calm down – with no attention from anyone – before being released again. Overall, consistency is key here so that your pup understands how to act in any given situation.
Utilize positive reinforcement techniques
Positive reinforcement is a powerful training technique for disciplining puppies – especially hyper ones. It’s often referred to as reward-based training because you reward your pup for good behavior and ignore bad behavior. Doing so will help him understand which behaviors are desirable and which are not.
When using positive reinforcement, it’s important to use treats and rewards that your puppy finds irresistibly delicious. For instance, you can use small pieces of cooked chicken, cheese or hot dogs to reward appropriate behavior – all the while avoiding negative reinforcement like shouting or hitting your pup! Through consistency and proper timing, positive reinforcement will teach your pup what you expect from them in just a few days.
Furthermore, if your puppy gets too excited around guests or in new environments, try breaking up activities into smaller sessions throughout the day. This helps him stay focused while working on mastering his commands. All those snacks should last no longer than 10 minutes before taking a break; then start again when he calms down. With patience and lots of treats, soon enough your pup will remember the rules even in exciting situations!
Teach basic commands such as ‘sit’ and ‘stay’
Teaching your puppy basic commands is one of the foundations of good discipline. Commands such as ‘sit’, ‘stay’ and ‘come’ will help you get your puppy’s attention and teach them to respond to instructions from you. The sooner you start training, the quicker your pup will learn.
When teaching commands, pick a phrase for each command and use it consistently every time. Be sure to reward your puppy with treats and lots of praise when they perform the desired behavior. It’s important that you provide positive reinforcement so they learn which behaviors are acceptable and which are not.
The commands themselves can be simple. Start by having your pup sit when they approach their food bowl or enter a room where people are present, and then move on to more complex behaviors like staying in one spot while someone else approaches or coming when called. With consistency, patience, and plenty of rewards, soon enough your hyper pup will stop jumping all over people and start listening when given commands!