Successful Puppy Training Secrets

It’s easy to fall in love with a puppy – but not always so easy to make them behave!

Training is an essential component to a well adjusted adult dog…and your sanity. Failing to take the time to train your new puppy in all areas will bring you years of frustration.

It’s never too early to start training. You need to take the time to start some simple training sessions right from the start.

These training sessions will ensure your puppy gets the proper amount of socialization, bonds with you appropriately, and grows to be receptive to your commands. Here, you will learn the secrets to successful puppy training.

One of the first areas that you need to focus on when it comes to training your puppy is housetraining. The earlier you establish some rules when it comes to potty training, the easier your life will be when there is a new puppy in the mix.

Right from the start, it is important you establish some specifics when it comes to where your pup may relieve itself. Some people will allow their dog to get used to its new environment before taking the time to potty train them. This should be avoided.

Yes, it will take some time for your pup to adjust, but it should know and understand the rules right from the beginning. This is especially true when it comes to housetraining. If you allow your puppy to just go anywhere for any length of time, this can turn into a very bad habit.

When training your new puppy, it is important to remain as positive as possible and to consistently praise them. You should do this by speaking in a friendly, energetic tone and by putting a reward system in place.

There are many examples of successful training methods and reward systems.  It doesn’t have to be a big reward. It can be a pat on the head, some excited verbal praise, and/or a small dog biscuit.

How you choose to reward your pup is entirely up to you. Just make sure to use some sort of praise to let your dog know when they have done something good and they will continue to do the desired action for whatever praise you decided on as long as you stay consistent.

When it comes to successful puppy training, it is important to understand that there are two general types of training involved. One focuses on obedience, and one focuses on behavior overall.

Obedience puppy training is simply teaching your puppy to listen and follow directions. You should perform these sessions in fifteen minute intervals. Any longer and your puppy will lose interest.

Behavior training is where you stop your dog’s unwanted behaviors before they become a nuisance. Examples of these types of behaviors are climbing on furniture that is not for doggies or on your guests as they walk in the door.

As long as you decide on a training method and stick with it you will have great success. Also, keep in mind the sooner you start training your pet, the better chance you have of avoiding any unwanted behavior before it becomes a habit. If you can start the moment your new puppy arrives home, great!

Start with housetraining your puppy. This is what can cause the most damage to a home and to you and your dogs relationship if not dealt with right away. You still want to make sure to praise them for good behavior and make them aware of other bad behaviors in the mean time. Then after housetraining you can start training your puppy on basic commands.

If your puppy has behavioral problems already, such as digging, biting, being aggressive towards people and/or other dogs, jumps up on people, chews things, isn’t housetrained, or whines a lot, I highly recommend taking a look at the Dog Training Secret. It helped me, and I am sure it can also help you. Check it out here: Dog Training Secret.

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