If you have a Bloodhound puppy, you need to start basic commands as soon as you bring them home. Housebreaking and training does take some time and even when you think you have a well trained puppy, they will surprise you and act like they have no idea what you are talking about when you call them. They are a stubborn dog that resists change. They are happy just being themselves and will frustrate you from time to time. You might think they are listening, when in reality they are planning what they will get into next. They are adorable little puppies, but without training, they can become a nightmare.
Be Firm and Stand Your Ground
Puppy training should be fun for you and the dog, yet you still need to be strong and stand your ground. If the puppy thinks they can get away with something, they will continue to show this type of behavior. Never allow training to stop because the dog does not want to cooperate! Before ending a training period, the dog should do something good. You should also use the same training technique every time you train. Deviating from the routine can confuse a puppy.
Socialization and Bonding
As you train your puppy, you are bonding with them and forming a relationship. They will know that you are in charge and they have to listen to you. Bloodhounds do like to please their owners, they just have set backs sometimes and need a little reinforcement.
Taking your puppy to a training class allows them to be around other people and other dogs. This is necessary for socializing and helps introduce them to new things they have not had with the breeders. With proper socialization skills, they can be a great "people" dog. Getting along with other animals is also needed and they can learn this skill.
The Bloodhound Puppy Needs Training
The puppy will need to be watched carefully in order to overcome some of their bad habits. The biggest issue is chewing and eating everything they find. This can be accomplished with positive reinforcement when they eat only what they are supposed to and not rewarding except with a stern "No" when they chew or eat something they should not. This is a part of positive puppy training and the Bloodhound needs this type of training and reinforcement.
After the initial puppy training you can then move onto obedience training. This is going to bring out the good traits and aid in eliminating the bad traits or behavior. You can successfully train a Bloodhound to live with you in a house without being unruly and destructive. They will learn what is acceptable and what is not. It will, however, take some time to accomplish the training since they seem to have a mind of their own sometimes.
If you keep up the training, you will have a good house dog who will occasionally have an issue, but since they have the training, a little reminder will help them see what they have done wrong.
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