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Puppies are exciting to be around; they are cute, everything they do seems to elicit laughter from all around and you just can’t get enough of them.

For many dog owners, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and forget some few essentials your puppy needs to learn.

Some things are ok for a puppy to do, but when the puppy grows up it becomes embarrassing and a lot of work to keep the dog in line.

Any trainer will tell you that the best time to train a dog is when they are young. There are many reasons for this. The most important being that puppies make the best students. Puppies are generally interested in new things, they will be easier to handle and are also at their optimum learning mode when they are young.

As the puppy grows, a lot changes and those behaviours that started out as stunts become engraved in the dog’s routine and before you know it they are habits. Starting to train your puppy when it is young is also good since this is the time you get to create a better bond with your dog. This time is also the best for setting ground rules that your puppy will grow into with proper training.

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Puppies that start training at an older age will have a mind of their own; they may be more reluctant to follow your rules when they have lived by their own rules all this while. Some habits have something like a “grace period” during which time you have to do your best to train your dog. When this period passes, you will have a harder time training your dog. Such habits include house breaking and leash training.

Some people argue that their puppies are too young and put off training their pets. Once the puppies open their eyes and begin to explore the environment, everything is a learning experience. To get the best of the curiosity that puppies will have during those first few months, you can begin basic training. This will save you a lot of trouble later.

Now. consider puppies left in the charge of their mother. The bitch has to teach them a lot of “doggy rules” such as not to bite when suckling, playing fair with their litter mates when the puppies are still at her side. If the puppy has been weaned, then the earlier you start training the easier it is. This also ensures that any unwanted behaviours are curbed before they develop into habits while good behaviours are reinforced so that they can be repeated.

Basic training for puppies will also help mould the puppy into a well behaved and sound puppy that you will be proud of and can trust around members of your family. Puppies trained when young will also be easier to train in other advanced courses and tricks you may wish your dog to learn.

The common problem with most of the dogs that cause trouble when they are older is that they were not trained early enough. This is partly since some owners want to hold off the training till the puppy is older or are training their dogs wrongly.

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Puppy Training Tips | Potty Training a Puppy | Crate Training a Puppy :

  1. Got a New Puppy? When Do You Start Obedience Training Them?
    You've just picked up your new puppy, gotten him home and setup his little play pen. You're watching him roll around on the padding you got to protect your carpet and nip at your fingers.
  2. How to Be the Alpha in Your 'Pack'
    The number one thing you can do as a dog owner to reduce the impact of bad behaviours to ensure your dog listens to you at all times, and that he doesn't embarrass you in front of friends and family, is to put yourself into the role of pack leader.
  3. How to Crate Train a Dog
    Whether you're learning how to crate train a dog or just determining if it is safe for your dog, know that most dogs love their crates. In the wild, a dog will seek out a small, safe space to burrow into that will keep them warm and safe.
  4. How to Prevent Your Dog Chewing Your Clothes and Furniture
    Sure, there are some cases where a dog can recognize that they destroyed something you care about, but in most instances of chewing, it has very little to do with malice and much more with a lack of boundaries and a desire to be closer to you.
  5. Crate Training Your Puppy
    Learn crate training your puppy at night and the essential steps to propeer crate training of your dog.
  6. Why Some Dogs Whine at Night (And How to Stop it)
    When a dog whines, it can be for any number of reasons. That doesn't mean we want to listen to it though. So, it can be a bit of a chore to find out exactly why the dog is whining and then to cut it off completely.
  7. Dog Nipping - What is It and How Can You Stop It?
    Dog nipping is usually exhibited by puppies but older dogs that have not been taught not to bite. As they grow up, puppies experiment with their mouths.
  8. Is Your Dog Afraid of Storms | Dog Afraid of Weather
    Imagine yourself as a dog, completely unaware of what is happening in the sky above you. You may or may not be scared by any number of other things, but when the sky lights up and thunder crashes against the windows, you're going to tremble a bit.
  9. Leash Training for Dogs
    Most beginner classes for dog training will include a session on leash training for dogs.
  10. Loose Leash Walking Tips
    This first step is crucial in order to ensure that you can progress to the nest step which is loose leash walking.
  11. Puppy Teething Relief - What You Can Do to Make Your Pet Comfortable
    Puppies are born without teeth. In a few weeks the teeth will start to grow and this will bring your puppy a lot of discomfort.
  12. Training Puppy to Curb Submissive Urination
    Submissive urination is usually displayed by puppies in an attempt to show complete submission to someone they think is superior to them.
  13. Paper Training For Puppies | Easy Dog Paper Training
    In this method, your goal is to train your puppy to eliminate in a designate area that is usually lined with paper. It may also act as a form of intermediate training when housebreaking a puppy
  14. What To Try When You Want To Eliminate Puppy Digging
    If you want to eliminate puppy digging it is possible that you have spent a few afternoons cleaning after a mess. Some breeds like terriers in fact are known as diggers, but there are ways that you can stop the behavior.
  15. Training Puppy the First Week | New Puppy Training
    Are you training your puppy for the first time? This information here will be very useful for first time dog training owners in the first week.
  16. Puppy Chewing Problem | Stop Puppy Chewing
    Some puppies will chew on things because they are trying out their teeth, others will do it since they are bored. In correcting this behaviour here’s what you ought to do.
  17. Training Tips for The New Puppy Owner | Advice for Puppy Owners
    There is no such thing as being too early to train your puppy. From the moment your puppy gets home, you should give them some time to rest and get used to the house.
  18. Training Your Puppy about Biting and Mouthing
    Biting and mouthing will usually start at about the time the puppy is teething. In some cases, these behaviours are seen during play. This behaviour is somewhat of an instinct for most dogs but even then it has to be stopped at the early stages.
  19. Does Your Dog Pee on You?
    Does your dog pee on you? If you are having that problem it can be one of the most embarrassing problems that you can have.

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For more information on dog training techniques and how to deal with problem dog behavior (like jumping, biting and dog aggression), check out How to Train Your Dog or Puppy.

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