What Are the Most Important Things to Teach a New Puppy?

Getting a new puppy, it’s exciting. We want to play with them, hold them, and pet them. They are cute and simply irresistible. They have a lot of energy and are just fun to play with and be around.

But getting a puppy it’s not only about the fun we can have, it’s also a responsibility. Luckily, there are ways to train a puppy that will help them develop habits and ways of behaving which will help them grow into amazing dogs and create an easy-going co-existence with them.

Things to Teach a Puppy

When training a puppy keep in mind that positive reinforcement is the best way to get the desired behavior. Rewarding that behavior will stimulate the puppy to continue doing it and substitute the undesired traits. Puppies are like children in some ways and punishing them will only create confusion and even fear and trauma. We want our puppy to feel safe with us, not fear us.

So, here’s what you need to teach them, either by yourself or with the help of a dog trainer:

  • Bathroom Training
    It depends on how old the puppy is and if the vet allows you to get him out of the house or not. Teaching him to follow bathroom patterns will help you avoid a lot of headaches when the dog grows up. This task needs patience, like all others, but it is important to show the puppy repeatedly that he has a designated area for his necessities.
  • Keep the Puppy Company
    Taking a puppy away from his mother can be hard on them. When you bring the puppy, make sure you have the necessary time to spend with him and create a safe place. This will prevent separation anxiety. Dogs are social animals, and they also need time to adapt to change. Gradually teaching them alone time will create safety and prevent anxious behavior in the future.
  • Teach The Dog to Socialize
    Taking the puppy out and exposing them to different environments, sounds, people, and other animals teach them to be more sociable and have fun. Playing with other dogs, showing them it’s safe to be around them and other people is crucial for a healthy development.
  • Get Some Toys
    Because they have a lot of energy, you should give the puppy specific chewable things and teach them it’s ok to play with those. It will keep your house safe and also teach him discipline.

What’s Next?

These are a few things you can teach your new puppy. Dog Dayz of California is here to help you make a smoother transition when you have a new puppy in your family home. Contact us if you need any help, and we are here to support you and your pup.

 

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