The First 5 Steps to Puppy Training

Getting a puppy is exciting. The silly smiles! The fluffy fur! Sweet baby snores! Despite their cuteness, bitey, jumpy, barky, piddling dogs are a lot of work and responsibility.

Puppy peeing on the rug or chewing up your slippers is frustrating, but punishing it is a common dog-training mistake.I don't recommend fear or aversive training.

In your dog's first three months, sociability outweighs fear, making this the ideal time to introduce positive experiences.

Potty training a puppy takes time. Prioritizing this task with patience, perseverance, and on-the-ball supervision will allow you to stop your dog from peeing in the house without rushing.

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Training a puppy with dog crates can be helpful. Askeland says they can teach your pet bladder control, prevent destructive behavior, and set boundaries.

A puppy that chews, grabs, and pulls at its leash on a walk or is too scared to move isn't successful.

You may want to be with your puppy 24/7 after bringing it home. Instead of letting your dog follow you everywhere, teach it to be alone to avoid separation anxiety.

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