Socializing is crucial for puppies to experience new things and people. Well-socialized pups become well-adjusted adults, preventing behavior issues like fear, aggression, and excessive barking.
Housebreaking is crucial for new puppy owners. Create a regular schedule, feed and potty your pup after meals, drinks, and naps to avoid accidents indoors.
A crate is essential to confine and train your puppy when unsupervised. Gradual acclimation can make it a favorite spot, preventing bad habits like chewing and soiling
Avoid keeping a puppy in the crate for long periods. Limit access to a safe area, like the kitchen, with a door or baby gate to prevent bad habits and potential harm
Teach puppies appropriate chew toys. Use confinement to prevent chewing on off-limits items. Redirect to dog chews or Kong for positive habits. Effective chew-training for a happy, healthy home
Teach bite inhibition to your puppy. Encourage gentle mouth use during play, stop play if biting too hard. Using yelp sound to remind them to be careful
Puppies respond best to positive reinforcement in training. Punishment stops behavior but lacks guidance. Harsh methods may cause fear or aggression.
Train a puppy early to prevent behavior problems. Offer toys, exercise, and training for positive habits. Avoid boredom to deter inappropriate behaviors.
Puppies are able to start working on basic obedience as soon as you bring them home. Training cues and commands help provide a much-needed sense of structure and set of rules for your puppy
Puppy kindergarten classes are designed for all-around training: socialization, housebreaking, obedience, and preventing issues. With an experienced trainer, worry less about negative experiences.