Puppy training for the new little fuzzball in your family is as important as drivers- education is to a teen driver. Train a puppy in a manner that is consistent with the behaviors you want your adult dog to have. Puppy training done correctly includes love, a feeding regime, affection, appropriate shelter, and animation. Your new puppy is going to have a strong desire to chew on things. You have the option of reacting negatively to your puppy’s latest destructive adventure or training the puppy to vent those oral desires onto the appropriate chew toys. I discourage constant negative reinforcement, but instead encourage you to help your puppy to develop the desired skills and behaviors through a puppy training program with consisting reasonable expectations. Your puppy training should include potty training. If you allow your new member of the family to experience too much freedom and to soil in the house, you will find yourself frustrated and reprimanding your puppy. If you join the camp that constantly points out the bad, you will fall off of your pedestal. Being firm with a young dog is important, but don’t confuse firm for unforgiving. Like a child, a puppy has fragile emotions. Your puppy training exercises should embrace your dogs natural talents and personality highlights. Comprise short training workouts with plenty of quick breaks. Training at this point should not be perceived by your pup as work.
Puppy training should always be fun! End each session on a positive note with praise and affection. Reinforce your puppy training with enthusiasm so your puppy can easily conclude that you are please with their performance. Have goals in mind and have fun while manipulating the little guys natural urge to please.