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How to Train a New Puppy

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

A puppy is a big investment and will take a lot of work. It’s important that you can train your puppy effectively in order to make him or her into a lovely family pet. It’s essential that you know you can trust your dog in public, can manage them and that they respect you.

You should take your puppy to training classes as part of their early training. This is really important for their socialising, as they will have the chance to meet other dogs and learn how to get on with them. It is absolutely essential that you continue this training at home so that the dog knows where it stands. Reinforce lessons like teaching them to sit, lie down and stay before they are given any food. Stick with the methods you learn in your class, like the clicker method or other methods of positive reinforcement. Use treats sparingly – they have your place but don’t rely on them.

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