Weaning your puppy off the ground while walking is one of the first things you should do about your pet. After all, this can have a bad effect not only on his health, but also on the well-being of the whole family.
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If the puppy is not yet three months old, punish him carefully for picking up anything that is not needed from the ground. Avoid harsh physical influence. Just take the picked up thing from his mouth, but at the same time strictly and threateningly say "Fu". You can at this moment slightly shake the puppy by the withers or also press it a little to the ground by the withers.
It is best to avoid any kind of punishment altogether while the dog is very young. Every time she tries to grab something from the ground, distract her with a game. Watch the dog carefully and do not let it grab anything that lies on the ground. Excessively severe punishment of a puppy can damage his developing psyche.
Ask a stranger to give the puppy a treat in an open palm. And when he wants to grab him, the palm will need to be closed. Do this until your pet is no longer interested in this treat. And it is desirable that people change. You, in turn, reward the puppy with a piece from your hand every time he turns away from someone else's palm.
Use a light metal chain. But just find one that won't hurt your little one. As soon as you see that he is trying to pick up something from the ground, throw this chain at him, trying to hit the dog. But only so that the puppy does not see that it is you who are doing it. Thus, the dog will learn that every time he tries to eat something on the street, something rattling, terrible and at the same time hits him painfully.
Teach the puppy the “Drop it!” Command. When you see that he has already taken something in his mouth, call him to you and give the command "Drop it!" If there is no reaction, open your mouth and shake it, repeating the same word. When the contents fall out, praise the dog and give a treat as a reward.