Training the New Puppy

Socialization

Introduce your puppy to a variety of other puppies, dogs, and people of all ages. As your puppy learns to accept new situations, he will gain confidence. Stop bad habits before they start and gain a well-mannered companion. Attend puppy classes, visit friends, and go to parks to help socialize your puppy.

Ride in the Car

Most dogs love to ride in the cars and accompany their owners. Motion sickness may be a problem in the beginning, so go for very short rides at first. For a fearful, puppy, you may even want to just sit in the car at first. Gradually increase the length of the trip.

Puppy Training

Preventing problems is always easier than correcting them later, and basic obedience is no exception Puppy kindergarten classes are not only a good place to socialize, but provide an organized environment to learn basic commands. Practice at home to reinforce each lesson. These lessons will put you in the leadership position and teach puppy to respect you. Good manners are put in place early as puppy learns what is acceptable and what is not.

House Training

Be consistent! Develop a schedule and stick to it. Use one method only (outside or paper training for small dogs) – don’t try to paper train and then suddenly take puppy outside.

Dedicate a specific area for elimination and use it for that purpose only. Don’t play in the area during the time you are out. If accidents occur in the house, bring the feces or urine samples out to this spot to scent the area.

You may also use a crate inside to help contain puppy and prevent accidents inside when unattended. Most dogs like small, enclosed areas, feeling safe, and protected from the outside world. A crate can become a place of security. Many dogs are willing to go into their crates when they want to sleep or be left alone. It is also a good place for a “time out” when puppy is misbehaving or is too wound up. Make it a fun place to go with some treats and toys. Use a soft voice, not a loud yell , to encourage puppy to go in.

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