We would like to be the first few to congratulate you on officially becoming a pet parent. Being a pet parent may not be easy, especially with all the responsibility and commitment that comes with it but we are glad to be a helping hand. Here are some dog training tips to help you get started on this amazing journey.
Housebreaking a puppy is one of the first and most basic puppy training exercises that your dog should go through. It is important for your pup to get familiar with the place that he or she is going to call ‘home’. Your pup needs to know what areas are free roam areas, what areas are off limits as well as what they are allowed to do in those areas. That is why it is crucial for you to be present in this introductory stage to spend some time with your pup and to keep an eye on him or her.
It is also important, when house training your puppy, for your pup to be kept in his or her space when unsupervised so that the house is mess-free and your pup is not a danger to himself or herself while you’re out.
2. Potty Training
Potty training will require quite a bit of time, effort and consistency but it will all be worth it in the end. How long a pup can hold its bladder varies from dog to dog, for example, younger pups need to relieve themselves more often as compared to adult dogs - so be sure to place pee pads, ones like Honey Care's pee pads in his or her space while you’re out.
When it comes to potty training your puppy, observation is key. Monitor your pup’s activities, daily, from his or her diet to how he or she behaves - you can also use tools like NaturVet's potty training aid spray, Potty Here to let your pup know where they can relieve themselves - these will help you to help your pup from preventing any potty training mishaps
3. Social Training
Social training is as important as house training a puppy or potty training one because you want a dog that is approachable and safe to have around family and friends. A dog’s socialization period is usually during the first 16 weeks of its puppyhood, it is important to note that during this time, there will be changes to how your pup behaves and acts.
This period is also one of the best times to expose your pup to other people and animals - preventing any surprise freakouts from happening in the future. During this socialization period, it is also important to invest in good leashes like Freedom's harness and leashes - as social training mainly happens when during walks or during leash training itself.
A new pup is hard work but with consistent and careful puppy training, the results outweigh the sweat and tears put into training your puppy. Don’t forget to enjoy the process because in a blink of an eye, your pup will be all grown up.
Alicia enjoys singing, binging on Netflix series and watching detective movies but she loves nothing more than just cozying up with her dog on a rainy day.