Training Your Puppy

So you have a new puppy in your family.   This is an exciting time.  Very quickly you will also learn it is a very busy time.  You will have lots to do and the puppy has a lot to learn.  It is now time to start training your puppy.

The puppy is totally reliant upon you to teach him how to learn to live in his new environment.  You will be the influence of what kind of dog he will grow and develop to be.   You have the opportunity to shape the character, behavior, attitude and even the habits this little fur ball will develop over time.  To sum it all up the puppy’s entire future is in your hands.

The question is will your puppy be a well adjusted into his environment or will he become socially incompatible with his environment.  Without proper training it could be a nightmare.

Training your new puppy will not be just a game and fun all the time.   Training a puppy is serious business.

Learn all the secrets to successfully training your puppy

After the first day you probably have noticed that not only is the puppy adorable but the little guy is a whining, chewing, barking, digging pooping and peeing machine. He really is still adorable after all. On top of all that he acts just like a puppy.

You will be the one to establish boundaries and direction for his development.  You want to get him off to a good start.  To do this it will take both training and socialization.

Types of Dog Training

Types of training your puppy will need to receive

  • Puppy house training
  • Crate training
  • Puppy socialization
  • Leash training
  • Basic obedience

How to train a puppy

The best method for training a puppy is a nonviolent positive method.

Praise, reward and a whole lot of encouragement will be needed in your training.  Training should start as soon as your puppy arrives at your home.

Put your efforts into developing the behavior you want your puppy to exhibit and preventing undesirable habits.  It is best to get your puppy started out correctly rather than having to change behavior later in life after bad habits have been developed.

Training sessions should be consistent, fun and short.  Start with easy commands using a method of repetition and consistency.   Build trust and respect with your puppy rather than using punishment as a way to learn.

Traits of the trainer or owner

  • Realistic
  • Flexible
  • Patient
  • Fair

It will be important to remember your student is just a puppy and very immature at this time. Do not expect too much at a time. Keep your expectations realistic.  Establish a training program that will build a strong bond between you and your puppy.

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