Puppy Training 101

Are you a new puppy parent looking for some tips on how to train your furry little friend? Look no further, because I've got some friendly advice for you!

First things first, start training your puppy as soon as you bring them home. Puppies are like sponges and will absorb everything they can, so it's important to start shaping their behaviour from day one. This will not only help them become well-behaved, but it will also strengthen the bond between you and your new furry companion.

The first command you should start with is "sit"

This is a simple command that is easy for your puppy to learn and will come in handy in many situations. To teach your puppy to sit, hold a treat above their head and move it slowly towards their back. As their head goes up, their bottom should naturally go down into a sitting position. As soon as they sit, say "good boy/girl!" and give them the treat. Repeat this process several times a day until your puppy starts sitting on their own when they hear the command.

Another essential command to teach your puppy is "come"

This is especially important when your puppy is off-leash and needs to come back to you. Start by standing in front of your puppy with a treat in your hand and saying "come". As soon as your puppy comes to you, say "good boy/girl!" and give them the treat. Repeat this several times until your puppy starts coming to you when they hear the command.

When it comes to potty training your puppy, patience is key

Puppies have small bladders and will need to go outside frequently. Take your puppy out after meals, naps, and playtime. When your puppy starts sniffing around or circling, take them outside immediately. Praise them when they go outside and never scold them for accidents inside the house. Remember, accidents happen and it's all part of the learning process.

Socialisation is also an important part of puppy training

It's essential to expose your puppy to different people, animals, and environments. This will help your puppy become well-adjusted and confident. Take your puppy for walks, introduce them to other dogs and people, and expose them to different sounds and smells.

Lastly, always remember to be patient and consistent with your puppy. Training takes time and effort, but it will pay off in the long run. Use positive reinforcement, such as treats and praise, to encourage good behaviour. And most importantly, have fun with your new furry friend!

We hope these tips have been helpful to you. Remember, training your puppy is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the process and have fun with your new furry companion!

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