The Best Puppy Training Advice and Tips

Puppy TrainingYou are a proud owner of the cutest little face you have seen in a long time. At this point you want the best care for your puppy and also looking for the best puppy training ideas and advice you can find. As much care, love and “parenting” that go into raising a puppy, the unforgettable moments to come with your puppy will make all the initial oopsies, whining, crying, barking and even chewing all worth your while.

Training a puppy is an important aspect of you and your puppy’s life. Nothing around the house is as frustrating as a misbehaving puppy which sooner or later gets neglected and even abused by family members simply not wanting to have the puppy around any longer. Training your puppy as effectively and thoroughly as possible will ensure that you, your family and any visitors you get all have an amazing experience and enjoy those unforgettable moments every single time you’re around your puppy.

Training a puppy does consist of many different aspects since there are quite a bit each and every puppy can be taught. Feel free to browse through the different categories we have in the sidebar of the site as well as some of the categories listed below to find various stages of training you might be interested in.

Training A Puppy During The Early Stages

Training A Puppy During The Early StagesThe initial and early stages of a puppy’s training are the most critical of all stages as all precedents that are set during this time will likely determine the puppy’s habits and behavior throughout its entire lifetime with you and your family. Bringing a puppy into a new environment will cause confusion for your puppy as a result of unfamiliarity. Learning the basic ropes of what are allowed and what aren’t, who are who around the home, “where am I allowed to wander around?” and “where do I sleep and poo-poo?” are the first baby steps to a bright and loving future for your puppy. continue reading…

House Training a Puppy

House Training a PuppyLet’s be honest, during the initial stages of a new puppy’s stay, becoming part of the family, you can expect the occasional small wet splash or poo drop in the house. It’s perfectly normal and well understandable. Your puppy suddenly finds himself on unfamiliar ground and chances are he may not remember or understand there is a specific place to do it. House training your puppy is the only answer to take control of this situation in the long run. It takes time and persistence with no bending of the rules nor punishment and most definitely plenty of rewarding for good behavior to produce the perfect house-trained puppy. continue reading…

Puppy Crate Training: Learn How To

Crate Training a PuppyCrate Training a Puppy is an effective way to add to the overall house training of a puppy. Puppies simply don’t like the idea of eliminating near or within their sleeping areas. The idea behind crate training your puppy is quite the opposite to what many believe. Long-term confinement of a puppy to a smaller area when you aren’t around is different to temporary confining a puppy to a crate. The idea behind short-term confinement of a puppy to a crate is to prevent the puppy from eliminating while confined but that he will want to eliminate as soon as released from confinement. Long-term confinement when you’re not around is to limit eliminating to a smaller area and not making a mess all over. continue reading…

Training Your Puppy to Stop Biting

Training your Puppy to Stop BitingBiting and mouthing is perfectly normal for young puppies especially while playing and teething. Puppies should learn to inhibit their biting before reaching the age of 4 months, or else they will become problematic and possibly frequently hurt people and become accustomed to tearing things apart. Normally they learn this from their mothers or littermates but we usually take them away from this environment before this training is complete. Training your puppy to stop biting at an early stage will result in better behavior later on. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Stop Whining

Training a Puppy to Stop CryingIn most cases puppies tend to cry or whine when left alone by their owners. They can’t stand to be left alone and constantly seeks the presence of its mother, which in this case, you became the next best option the day you adopted your puppy. Puppies feel they are being abandoned by the pack when left alone and therefor sounds the alarm to express their concern. continue reading…

Puppy Obedience Training

Puppy Obedience TrainingTraining your puppy to be obedient is critical to open up the communication channel between you and your puppy. A lot of otherwise irritable and frustrating problems can be sorted out when your puppy is trained to be obedient to your demands and instructions. Obedience of a puppy ensures respect between you, the puppy and any others when around. Rewards play a major role in quicker obedience acceptance by the puppy during training. continue reading…

Collar and Leash Training a Puppy

Collar and Leash Training a PuppyExercise is important for any mammal with legs and joints, and this doesn’t exclude your puppy. As with most things one teaches a puppy, the earlier you start, the easier it is to win their trust. Collar and Leash Training a Puppy is something you’d be interested in sooner or later as walking the park or around the neighborhood should definitely be on the agenda at some point. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Control Barking

Training a Puppy to Control BarkingTraining a puppy to control barking can be a daunting task at first, especially with older, untrained puppies or even adopted adult dogs with their own set of behavioural habits. Some puppies just can’t seem to stop barking at everything they see or even think they hear. Barking is within any dog’s nature and as frustrating and irritating it may seem at times, it can be a true blessing in times of emergency or need. Many factors can trigger your puppy into barking, and most cases can be tied down to them either feeling afraid, lonely, bored or frustrated and angry. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Stop Jumping Up on People

Training a Puppy to Stop Jumping Up on PeopleThe biggest reason why a puppy may jump up on people is to greet them and show affection of course. It is important that you train your puppy not to jump up on people. A good starting point is to be persistent in not praising a puppy when jumping up by enthusiastically responding with greeting back. Larger dogs may cause elderly people and children to trip over when jumped up on. The problem is that the puppy may get away with murder when you’re not around if not trained thoroughly. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Come When Called

Training a Puppy to Come When CalledAlso referred to as “recall”, training a puppy to come when called is often sabotaged by the owner by exposing the puppy to an unpleasant experience when he comes when called. Owners often at times calls the puppy by shouting “Come here!” when the puppy did something wrong. Calling a puppy when he needs to go bath, eat that bad-tasting Bob Martin pill or tricked into doing something he doesn’t enjoy doing will only have the puppy remember bad experiences when called, resulting in hesitation to come when called. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Stop Chewing on Everything in Sight

Training a Puppy to Stop Chewing on Everything in SightYou have a problem – nothing is in its original state anymore since your newly adopted family member entered your home. Cuts, tears and bite marks – it seems like nothing was able to escape those razor-sharp teeth, and it’s not getting any better yet either. You need a plan: a plan to train your puppy! Puppies chewing everything in sight is as normal as barking. They do not do it to annoy you, because they are troubled or anything else. They simply have this instinct to chew on something when they are bored, when teething, anxious or simply when they smell something nice. You can however prevent them from thinking every single object in your home is as good a bone as the last by giving your puppy its own toys and teaching him to play with that instead. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Conquer Separation Anxiety

Training a Puppy to Conquer Separation AnxietyTraining a puppy to conquer separation anxiety is easier than it sounds. But first you need to understand what separation anxiety is. So what is Separation Anxiety? This is typically your puppy getting slightly out of control as soon as he is left alone for extended periods of time. Puppies don’t like to be alone. Puppies suffering from Separation Anxiety is quite common for new puppies though. We often unintentionally encourage separation anxiety with long drawn-out farewells. We get the puppy all worked up and excited, ready to play and then all of a sudden we leave him alone. This makes the isolation more obvious and triggers separation anxiety within minutes after you’ve left. continue reading…

Puppy Socialization Training

Puppy Socialization TrainingEvery plan to train a puppy should include puppy socialization training. Socializing a puppy makes him the perfect companion. It is of utmost importance for your puppy to become used to meeting and interacting with other people and pets during his normal day-to-day activities. An un-socialized dog is unpredictable and might become a fear-biter. He may be living in constant fear; scared of what might be happening next. Socialized dogs easily adapt to new situations and are pleasant to have around. Taking your puppy to the local vet or grooming parlor is a walk in the park when socialized properly. continue reading…

Training a Puppy To Control Submissive and Excitement Urination

Training a Puppy to Control Submissive and Excitement UrinationBefore you can train your puppy to control submissive and excitement urination, it is important to understand what this type of behavior is. Even for puppies that are otherwise house-trained, submissive urination is simply a puppy showing respect towards you or another of higher rank. It happens with young puppies that haven’t learned the other ways to show respect towards another yet. Submissive urination in adult puppies is usually a sign of insecurity and often at times is a result of puppy abuse.

Excitement Urination usually occurs in young puppies when they are highly excited, like when greeting you for instance. They aren’t aware of themselves urinating and the cause is usually a lack of bladder control in young puppies. Older puppies usually outgrow this when they learn how to control themselves, but until then, the best treatment for excitement urination control is training to prevent them from getting this excited in the first place. Training a puppy in such a manner that it over-exposes your puppy to this very situation that gets her excited until it no longer gets her that excited, is the answer. continue reading…

Training a Puppy to Earn Respect, Love and Trust

Training a Puppy to Earn Respect, Love and TrustEffectively training your puppy will earn you your puppy’s respect, love and trust. Training a puppy is much like raising a child – if you don’t set the ground-rules right in the beginning and take the lead, your puppy certainly will. If you give in to your pup’s every cry and demand, he will never learn self-control but instead be learning how to emotionally control you. The easiest and most effective way of earning your puppy’s love and respect is to ask for simple compliance to basic training commands which over time will teach them discipline and control, ensuring your relationships is built on the strongest foundation possible, to last for a lifetime.


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