Have a new and untrained puppy? It may be a troubling time or a stepping stone to see if you could handle a child, but either way, there are some tips you should take into account and help you stay sane with your new puppy. The first few weeks are the hardest and we’re here to help you virtually. Continue reading if you want to become a puppy pro in the next 5 minutes.
You can’t go weeks with your puppy without training them even a little bit ad it’s important to think of them as a toddler when teaching them. Repetition is extremely important and the first thing to know when training.
Never have an aggressive energy when training; always use an assertive and calming tone when trying to train your puppy.
Like toddlers, puppies need training gates to understand that they shouldn’t go in a certain area. After a period of time, remove the gate and see if they know not to go in there on their own.
Surprisingly, you shouldn’t show or act extremely upset when your new puppy does something wrong. Like a child, they don’t know your words or commands yet and literally have no idea that they’re doing something wrong. Showing aggression toward them can act backwards on their behavior for when they grow into an adult. Assertive and calming natures with a mix of repetition can show them that they’re doing something wrong without altering their personality over time.
Home obedience classes aren’t bad and nothing something that should be shameful. They’re extremely invaluable and should be done to help your puppy get a head start on proper behaviors.
It’s never too early to start training. The earlier the training is done, the more they know not to do and what to do perfectly when they’re still in their toddler phase. This goes along with our previous tip. When you utilize puppy training at a young age, you’ll have a perfectly poise and well-behaved puppy rather quickly.
Listen to your puppies wants and needs – why are they doing a certain action? Pay attention to their motive when performing a certain action whether it’s because of food, having to go to the bathroom, or simply trying to get snuggles!
By knowing these basic guidelines before and during your puppy’s learning phase, you’ll have a breezy time with your puppy and you’ll be able to enjoy time with them sooner!
If you are interested in getting your puppy trained or your puppy questions answered, contact Off Leash K9 Training!