When thinking about getting a puppy, one thing that needs consideration is dogs training. As a potential owner, you must examine yourself to determine whether or not you can provide the training this breed needs. Do you have time and enough knowledge to train the dog? Not just that! You also need to think about your finances as pet ownership, in general, may require you to spend your hard-earned money to pay for dog food, grooming and care needs in addition to training.
Once you are sure about your capability as a dog owner, the next step you should take is to find out more about this breed, particularly tactics on how to raise a well-mannered pet despite the reputation for being high-strung. After socialization and basic obedience, another vital lesson every owner ought to teach this breed is to walk on a leash. As a tough walker (yes, this breed requires a long walk daily), learning how to walk the right way without getting into trouble is vital.
Since the leash is always used in combination with a collar, the first step of dog training to walk on a leash is to get your pet used to the collar. Having something attached around the neck can be annoying to most dogs, much more if it is attached to a leash that can prevent him from going anywhere he wants to go.
Affix the collar and make sure that it's not too loose that can easily slip out of your pet's head nor too tight to choke him. If he remains calm even with the collar on, reward him with a treat or praise. If he exhibits any sign of undesirable behavior such as barking, don't take off the collar right away otherwise he will think that he only needs to bark to have that collar taken off. Wait for him to calm down and give a reward.
Once he is used with the collar, attach a leash to it without holding or pulling to get him to understand that the leash isn't something to be scared of. Allow him to walk around but be sure to supervise since the leash can get caught or entangled on anything. Attach the leash for short periods at first then gradually increase the time until he has got accustomed to it.
On a beautiful morning (or perhaps afternoon), walk your pup outside. Hold the leash on one hand and treat on the other. Begin with a few steps first and reward him for doing good. If your little puppy pulls on the leash, stop walking and let him sit or stay until he has calmed down. If he continues pulling on the leash the instant you resume walking, it would be best to change the route.
If you keep on stopping and changing direction, he will eventually figure out that the two of you won't be able to go anywhere. On top of that, rewarding him whenever he walks next to you will give him the idea that he'll be rewarded for doing that particular behavior thus will exhibit that behavior again.
After dog training and before you take your puppy out, ensure that he is old enough to do so and most of all, he has completed the vaccinations required in your area to prevent him from catching a disease. Moreover, it's also essential to take into account the temperature outside. If necessary, bring drinking water with you or better yet, postpone your walking schedule if it seems like the temperature is too hot for him to tolerate.
Also, do not forget to let him sniff from time to time. It makes walking more fun!