How to Train Puppies : Teach Your Puppy their Name

Hi! I’m Melanie McLeroy with Taurus Training
for Expert Village and today we’re going to talk about puppies. So now let’s talk
about teaching your puppy his or her name. There are a lot of people say their puppies,
their kids and their spouse’s names a lot without getting a reaction. You really want
your puppy to learn his name and use the name as kind of an all around attention getter,
it means to make eye contact, it means to stop what you’re doing, come to you every
thing, but your puppy’s name has to have something very positive associated with it
at all times or that’s not going to happen. Try to never say your puppy’s or your dog’s
name in anger, however that is a really human thing to do, especially if you have more than
one dog, so don’t beat yourself up over it, but try to engender awareness. If you
haven’t already please look at the pre-training videos that talk a lot about awareness and
attention, good boy. So this little puppy’s name is Barto and I’m going to teach him
to respond to that name in a certain high pitched tone of voice. I have my reinforcement
ready. Barto, good, very nice. So I said his name and as soon as he made eye contact, I
marked it and then reinforced it. Barto, good. Oh! Oh! this puppy is almost too good, no
freebies. Barto, good, now there he wanted to cheat a little bit. I’m going to try
to move him around so you can see better. Barto, see that was a cheat. Good… a little
flick of eye contact is not true eye contact. You want the eye contact to acknowledge that
you’re in control of resources and then he’s asking nicely for something. So I’m
introducing some distractions, the crinkling of the cheese wrappers, the one that always
gets him. Barto. Good. Excellent. So you see it can take some time, but if you move slowly,
gradually increase the distractions around which your puppy works, whether it’s the
name game, paying attention or any other command then you’ll set your puppy up to succeed.
Little puppy. Barto.

100 thoughts on “How to Train Puppies : Teach Your Puppy their Name

  • wow really guys? thats seriously pathetic you both sound like you REALLY need to get back to school and learn some real english and how to not sound like your out of "da hood". i really cant see how a training video came to this. your both as bad as each other.

  • oww his addorible, does anyone kno a that breed?
    im getting a dog but i dont no what dog to get
    he needs to be small
    not too smal
    by the way does anyone kno how do you train a dog
    that when he ned a poo or a pee
    he/she goes to the door like barks or scraches the door or something like that

  • why are all this videos the same method?!…yelping and saying its name or commands in high pitch tones!!…im a guy and not only do i not want to sound like a girl while i train my pup, i doubt i can even hit a high pitch tone with my voice lol

  • I dont think that teach youre dog the name that way is good… Thats like teaching toure dog "look at me". I think that the name should not be traind in like that. It sould just come by there selfs.. So when you call there name you dont want them to think that they gona get rewarded all the time when they here they names. Sorry for my bad english 🙂 <3 Good try whit the video 🙂

  • what a loada crap… well sort of The best way to teach puppy its name is, yes do use treats but also to get pups attention call the name in a REALLY exited squeeky voice – and guys that means a kick in ya chads kinda squeeky! and when you get the response then you give treat and make a really big deal of telling "rover" how wonderfull "rover" is lots of fuse attenion and play, plus everytime pup looks at you try just saying their name at them (but only if pup looked @u without any command)

  • @blondi6292 hey how long did name traing take in the end oh & what breed do you have? Ive just got a 5 mnth old GSD & she has learnt her name within 2days but only when it pleases her! Ive trained lotsa lil pups IE 8-12 weeks old, i think its easier at that age! ?

  • i dont get this at all. i hear dog body language such as eye contact means aggression. not looking at us in the eye is submissive, which is better cuz the dog isn't trying to dominate you and disobey. everybody contridicts everbody when it comes to dog training! uggggh

  • @ricevid It's not eye contact so much from what I've gathered. It's making your dog respond to you and give you his/her attention. In this way, he/she is acknowledging that you are the boss and are asking permission or instructions. (Still a newbie myself XD Might be wrong.)

  • have never trained my dogs to learn their names with treats. never even intentionally trained them to their names, yet if i say their names they stop dead in their tracks and look at me expectantly for instruction. training them to know their name specifically, may be fun and give you something to do, but in my opinion is just goofing around and wasting time that you could be using to teach them other more important things. that's just me. i give my dogs a little more intellectual credit.

  • i have this really lovely puppie and iam not sure what to name him he's like two month and his mother based away so i buyed him

  • ya… my dogs are 12 , 3 , and 5 .. um i aint talking 2 i think my dogs are pretty much the three stooges So this vid wont help D; think i'll stick with the three stooges ROFL

  • @liklKitten breeder tells me that they start responding to their name by the time they are 60 – 80 days not before that

  • @liklKitten omg me to!! my puppy is 11 weeks and he pays no attention to me at all! no wyour puppy is like 8 months, soo what did u doto train him?

  • @EclipseSoccerChick You pretty much have to wait . Your puppy will most likely not pay attention her/she wants to explore .

  • @XL962 have you ever heard of random reinforcement? Once the dog has the general concept of a trick, you then begin to randomly reinforce and after he's ok with that you then rarely reinforce.

  • @RinzSach If you haven't been able to teach him yet, here is a quick trick. If your dog wants the food (which he should) you can use it to get him to look at you. Put it in your hand near your leg or anywhere not near your face. You can even wave it around. Say the dogs name, then move the treat to your forehead. When the dog looks at you, say good and immediately give him the food. With in a day or two, he should know what is expected and you can continue with the training in this video. GL

  • My mom won't let me get one because she think I won't take care of it. She rlly doesn't know how responsible I am and it makes me sad.

  • my mom just randomly told me to get in the car, we drove to a area on the side of the road then i asked why? she said to get shade, i didnt know what was going on and then i saw the puppies, i got the last one. it is very easy to take care of one just make sure you are supervising of her at all times (i got a her :D)

  • Oh my gosh Melanie!! Thank you so much your trick absolutely works. I was reading all over google and trying everything and nothing worked. I have a month and a half old puppy tea-cup/terrier and I used treats to teach her, her name, and to sit and stand up, she would not listen, and after i watched your video, it took only 5mins for her to now sit, and stand up. Thank you so much.

    my other question is.
    1.) What if when I call her name, and she just doesn't pay attention to me?

  • Videos such as this make Youtube great. I fritter away a large amount of time by doing this.

    HOWEVER the majority of everyday people are bit by bit KILLING their pet dogs (without realizing it)… The garbage which they insert into pet food will cause varieties of cancer and makes dogs pass away young..

    To conserve your animal's life do a search for Double Life Dog Diet (Try looking in Google.) It's what I did.

  • I really enjoy doggy clips on Youtube. It usually takes up most of my working day. However the majority of folks are slowly and gradually KILLING their pet dogs – without spotting it!! The junk which they use into dog food will cause malignant tumors and makes pet dogs pass away young. I learned the difficult way when my pet dog died aged 7. If you have a dog and you would like to help save its life and pricey veterinary costs then it's essential to pay attention to Double Life Dog Diet

  • well… that escalated quickly. im glad my child got the chance to read your language very excitedly over our new pet. thanks for being the "hero" Rant311

  • Find out what he likes the most, his favorite treat and just treat him for sitting there with you, works better if you have a clicker.

  • lol my uncle's dog had 6 puppies they r kinda fat but cute. we get to keep 1 so i was learning to teach him his name i call him but all 6 come and i just laugh while facepalming it is verry funny.

  • she is stupid never make eye concact or he or she could feel threated duhhhhhh
    im 10 years old and I know that

  • Hi people, I got a new puppy the other month and didn't want to spend a fortune on taking him to puppy training classes etc, so after looking online for a while i found which is a really good online, step by step dog training program . such an invaluable site to me now.

  • I will give you someee great ideas, tricks, and instruction that may help you turn your puppy into the best behaved, most happy, jogging, bouncing, slipper-fetching best pal you always wanted?. Watch heree ===>

  • My puppy doesn't sit still. I tried teaching him to sit but it only works for a little until he begins to bark and jump onto me. He's only 7/8 weeks old and I don't know if I'm wasting time trying to teach him how to sit too early or if I should teach him his name first

  • PATIENCE. Most people don't have enough when it comes to puppies.Can you imagine how many people would give up on their kids if they didn't potty train them in a week? How much time have you given your kids to stop using diapers or wetting the bed? Puppies are no different ,when it comes to teaching them anything.
    Remember, they are part of your family.Treat them as such. The reward and companionship is worth it. Mans best friend is true .You get back,what you invest.

  • Hi, I have 6 weeks old puppy. Is it possible to teach her name now. Which kind of treat is good for training.

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