From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Hi and Welcome Everyone!
This is Sharda with some Basset Hound training tips newsletter!
Basset Hound Training will be extra hard especially on the first few weeks.
A lot of patience is needed if one wants to succeed in enforcing law and order with your Basset puppy.
So how do we exactly keep things in order?
Simply read today’s newsletter to find out.
Any Basset Hound training command must be seen as a command and not a weak request. If he thinks you can’t enforce it, it is bad. So take care. If your Basset dog doesn’t obey you and you don’t direct him properly, he will ignore you.
Never encourage a bad behavior by letting him think it was funny.
Keep a constant vigil in the first few days, if possible, keep him in your room. If he needs to potty, you can rush him outside. Or if your Basset puppy does something wrong, you can correct him and show him the right behavior.
Do not indulge in rough games with him. It might make him aggressive.
Be a good leader. Remember, you are the only one who can guide him and he will need your guidance. In fact, he is looking for a leader. Lay down some clear and simple rules for him. A Basset Hound is a pack hound so he needs discipline.
Change over to the food of your liking rather slowly. Nowadays, you can find good dog food.
Dry food is good. It aids digestion and builds strong teeth. Avoid giving him table scraps. Chocolate is bad, even a small amount of chocolate. It is poison and can kill him.
Treats can be given for good behavior. Biscuits without coloring would be good for him.
Give him chewable toys.
Say hello to the resident pet. If you are bringing home a pup to a home of older animals, you’ll need to tread carefully. Here’s what you should do:
Before you actually introduce your new pet to your old one, make sure both animals have had their shots, are healthy and carry no parasites.
The introduction should be a slow one and you should ensure that both the dogs are calm. See how they react. Reward them with a treat if the initial meeting is hassle-free. If you sense even the slightest bit of tension, call off the meeting. Keep a close watch. The minute you see any sign of good behavior, reward the pet.
Both the dogs should not lose sight of each other. Symptoms of trouble are raised fur, tough stares or a stiff posture.
If one is aggressive, do not scold or punish him. Take him away, a little farther to calm him. If both your pets are aggressive, separate them and put them in far off places. Introduce them another day.
Take your new Basset puppy around the house and outside on a leash. Then bring the other one out, also on a leash. Do not pull the leash often and make sure the collar is not tight.
HOW TO TIME YOUR BASSET HOUND TRAINING COMMANDS
While setting rules for your pet, these are a few things you should take into consideration:
Whenever you correct bad behavior, make sure your timing is perfect. If the dog barks and is about to jump, do not wait for him to finish the act. A firm, “No”, followed by a quick pull at the leash should work.
It is up to you to be in control all the time. You must show both your pets that you are the master. It is a mistake to let them know that you are in doubt or in two minds. You have to be the alpha all the time.
If both your pets show aggression beyond a point and you feel you cannot control them, call a vet or a trainer.
Your dogs could start a fight inside so if you are alone, tie one of them to a post or some fixed structure and keep the other on a leash. If you have another person with you, each can concentrate on one animal.
I hope that you learned something important today.
All the best and take care.