Training your puppy to stand will prove useful in so many ways. These step by step instructions will have your puppy standing to attention each time you ask!
Before I begin, I thought you might be wondering why you need to teach your puppy to stand up.
Well, there are several good uses that spring to mind.
It will be extremely useful when his vet wants to give him a thorough nose-to-tail examination.
And once his feathers have grown in and you take him to the grooming parlour, the groomer will probably want him to stand for some of the time.
There will be many other times when you don't want your Cocker sitting or lying down.
For example, you'll want your puppy to stand up while you're grooming him or when you're giving him his monthly bath-time scrub!
So read on to learn how to teach your puppy to 'stand up'!
Make sure there are no distractions and that the kids are safely tucked up in bed or at school. You want a calm, peaceful atmosphere.
Teaching your puppy to 'Stand Up!' may take a little patience and practice, because there are a couple of things that can (and often do) go wrong.
Don't be impatient or get angry when your dog gets it wrong, simply give him a cuddle and try again later.
When training your puppy, don't be tempted to move on to the next training exercise until you're certain that your Cocker has learned each lesson thoroughly.
Eventually, he should stand for you whenever you use either means of command and without always being bribed with a treat.
When you decide to remove the use of treats, (you don't want an overweight puppy now do you?) don't forget to continue rewarding your pet with lots of praise and affection to let him know he's getting it right!
Keep practicing the stand command a few times each day and your Cocker Spaniel will soon get the hang of it!
When he does, you can move on to further puppy training, such as teaching your puppy to Lie Down.
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