Many people choose to bring a new puppy into their home without fully understanding what’s involved. Puppies will need to learn acceptable and unacceptable behavior. A puppy is similar to a toddler – everything is new and infinitely fascinating.
It’s critical to remember that puppies have no idea what’s expected of them. It’s up to the humans in their life to gently correct them. Every member of the family must be on the same page when it comes to behavioral expectations.
If you don’t intend to have your puppy trained by a professional, there are some essential things you need to know. Puppies learn best when training sessions are kept short. It allows them to focus on the task at hand, prevents burnout, helps them gain confidence, and makes the sessions something they enjoy. You can engage in training sessions several times a day. Be sure and reward behavior with a high-value treat.
Don’t let puppies engage in behavior that you wouldn’t want to have in an adult canine. Puppies are adorable and it’s easy to overlook behaviors of the moment because they’re so cute. However, you don’t want your puppy to grow up thinking it’s okay to go through the trash or chew on furniture – even while they’re teething.
A well-socialized dog is a joy. Exposing your puppy to a variety of experiences with positive reinforcement will help them gain confidence. A puppy will look to you for his/her cues on how to react to sights, sounds, people and other animals. That includes everything from the phone and doorbell to crowds and wildlife.
Puppy playtime is an excellent way to bond with your puppy indoors before they’re old enough to go outside. When the puppy goes outside, always use a leash. Exercise relieves stress and pent-up energy. Daily walks are an excellent socialization tool that reinforces desirable behaviors and the human-dog relationship. Regular exercise is essential for the health of any canine.
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