Patience, Repetition, and Motivation

 

Many people think that because guinea pigs are small rodents they are incapable of learning or being trained-and that is just not true! Any pet can learn if the owner keeps these training basics in mind: patience, repetition, and motivation.

 

It's also important to remember that training sessions should be fun for both you and your pet. Don't expect too much too soon, and never scold your guinea pig if he doesn't perform as you'd like. Your first goal is to establish trust. You can motivate your pet to perform by giving him a healthy treat when he does well and, eventually, substitute treats with lavish praise or cuddles.

 

For best results, keep sessions short, positive, and practice everyday!