Having a new pet ferret can be a mixed bag for the uniformed ferret parent. With this in mind, I have taken the time to share some ferret training tips that are essential tools in the characteristic development of your new pet ferret. I can assure you that a properly trained ferret will result in years of happy company with his furry friend while participating in this recreational activity at home.
Training Your New Ferret Tip #1: Remember to start simple and relax
Rushing your ferret into learning a new trick could inadvertently reinforce it negatively. This could make your ferret unwilling to learn new tricks in the future. Instead, it’s best if you give your new ferret love and build a trusting relationship with your pet. Again remember easy does it.
Training tip #2: Make Love Your Workout Blue Print
As I have told you before, instead of being anxious for your pet to learn new tricks that make your pet feel threatened by you, create and exercise your relationship with your ferret in an environment of love. After all, ferrets are very instinctive creatures and can sense danger or potential threat quite easily. If your pet feels threatened by you in any way, I can assure you that they will have a major headache in the future.
Training Your New Ferret Tip #3: Seek expert help
Never be afraid to seek out other ferret parents or expert ferret trainers who can give you tips that will make your job of training your new ferret easier. Things could go wrong, especially if it’s your first ferret, while you’re training your new ferret tricks and proper accepted behavior, like sand training and how to play. Having a senior ferret parent as a mentor can be a great help. Also think about the opportunity for your new ferret to imitate an older and wiser ferret.
Training Tip #4: Be informed about your hobby
By gaining knowledge about your hobby, you will be able to provide the best possible care for your new ferret. The basic things to get acquainted with are; Ferret diets, color, age, behavior and safety are important to becoming successful ferret parents and providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for your pet.
Training your new ferret Tip#5: Be consistent
Without a doubt, consistency is the best tool you can use to condition your new ferret with each trick or behavior training. Consistency means having a set place and time to train your new pet. Once you’ve taught them to master a particular trick in a specific location, you can always change their environment and teach elsewhere. This will enable them to be more versatile in their learning.
Training your new ferret Tip#6: Be in tune with your ferret
Ferrets are high-energy creatures, so if your ferret is showing signs that he’s not up to the task, it’s best to get his health checked out by your vet. Never pressure your new ferret to learn new tricks when he’s apparently not up to the task. Remember that because ferrets are naturally in the wild, these new settings could be affecting your new ferret.
No one has a ferret training manual, therefore training a new ferret is an exercise in patience, love, and sacrifice. Regardless of your enthusiasm for having the best-trained and best-behaved ferret on the block, never sacrifice the health, safety, and mobility of your new ferret. Ensure their happiness by placing them in a safe, comfortable and nurturing environment. Finally, training your new ferret can be intimidating and exciting at the same time. You may never know what to expect from your furry friend, but for a true ferret lover, every drop of sweat will truly be worth it.