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5 Dog Training Tips for Your New Pup

Saturday, March 20, 2021

 
Training your new pup can be a hassle, especially if you’re trying to balance work, hobbies, family time, and everything else life throws at you. You probably wish your dog would just behave automatically, but unfortunately, that’s never the case. After all, they’re very similar to babies. It may not be easy, but training your dog is possible and certainly worth it.

Here are several helpful tips for you to consider when you’re ready to start puppy training camp with your little buddy: 

Start Training Immediately
You’ll want to start training your pup as soon as you bring them home. Puppies are more intelligent than you might think and can significantly benefit from early instruction. Introduce them as quickly as possible and watch them learn! Begin with some basic obedience commands and work your way up as they mature. Once they’ve grasped the basics, you can enroll them in Dog Training CO.

Don’t Discount the Importance of Socialization
You can’t have a well-behaved pup without proper socialization. Puppies need to be introduced to the outside world, including the many people and other animals living in it! Getting them acquainted with new places, people, things, and animals set the stage for their lifelong temperament and social activity. With the right amount of socialization, dogs generally become more relaxed, joyful, and approachable.

Never Stop Practicing
Even if you think your pup has nailed a specific trick or command, you should continue practicing. Dogs need continual mental stimulation to keep their brains active throughout their entire lives. They can easily lose their skills if you stop practicing. Make sure to keep commands fresh so your pup can retain their knowledge.

Spend Quality Time Together
Just like little kids, puppies are often afraid of new things. However, if you’re right by their side, they’re more likely to face their fear. Make sure to set aside some quality time with you and your pup. Playing and training can often help develop a strong relationship built on trust and love, resulting in better behavior later on.

Encourage Independence
Many dogs start to develop separation anxiety from their owners. This usually begins at an early age and can continue to be a struggle if not addressed quickly. The truth is, you won’t be able to spend every waking moment with your dog. This is why you must gradually show them that being alone is okay.


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