It’s always better to invest in training your puppy sooner rather than later. That’s because it is more difficult to train bad behaviors out of an animal than it is to reinforce good behaviors from the start. This gives us an opportunity to establish good routines and quickly correct such undesirable actions as jumping, biting, or refusing to come when called.
Steps to Training Success
Benefits of Puppy Training
We highly recommend starting early when it comes to training your pup. Training can be fun too! It can be easy to let a small puppy get away with bad behavior. After all, who can deny the cute face of a puppy? But remember, every time your puppy gets away with something, you’re reinforcing that bad behavior by “telling” your pup it was okay because you didn’t correct the behavior or actions. Unless preventative steps are taken, that behavior can lead to a bad habit that will be harder to train out.
Patience Is Key
Repetition, repetition, repetition. We cannot stress enough the importance of follow through and practice at this age.
Don’t Punish After the Fact
When you come upon a mess your puppy made some time ago, it is best NOT to punish the pup. Puppies won’t understand why they are being punished after the fact.
If you’re not sure how to train your puppy, call the experts at Come and Train It K9 to sign up for our puppy training sessions. Your pup will thank you!