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If you have a new puppy, it's time to get started on puppy training. Training a puppy can be a daunting task, especially if you don't use the right tools. Unfortunately, without training, your puppy can become unruly and aggressive. However, if you've never trained a puppy before, you might not know where to start. If that's the case, read the list provided below for four tips that will help you take the work out of training your puppy.
Enrol In Classes
If you want your puppy to grow up well-behaved, one of the best things you can do is sign up for puppy training classes. Puppy training classes give you the foundation you need to train your puppy. During classes, your puppy will learn how to socialize with other puppies. They'll also learn leash and collar training. As part of the training, you'll learn how to work with your puppy when you're at home. That way, training can continue outside of the class setting.
If you want to train your puppy, be consistent. You might get tempted to overlook bad behaviours from time to time, but this is one of the worst things you can do when you're training a puppy. Once you overlook bad behaviour, your puppy will try to get away with it again. Unfortunately, training gets more difficult once bad behaviour gets ignored. To avoid training confusion, be consistent during training.
If you want to take the stress out of training your puppy, be sure to offer plenty of treats. However, don't offer the same types of treats for all behaviours. Save the tastiest treats for actual training activities like potty training, and recall. Offering tastier treats for those behaviours will help your puppy recognize the most important skills. Then, offer other treats when your puppy exhibits good behaviour to ensure your puppy learns that good behaviour always gets rewarded. Be sure to reward the good behaviour right away, as immediate rewards help ensure positive reinforcement.
If you want to rid your puppy of some unwanted behaviours, now's the time to start rotating the toys. Some unwanted behaviours start because puppies get bored. Some of those behaviours include barking, scratching, and chewing. Rotating the toys will help your puppy avoid boredom.
Help your puppy learn the tricks. Use the tips provided here to help get them through their puppy training.