Adopting a puppy is so great and exciting until training becomes a real thing that must be carried out. For those that are new to having dogs or cats, training can be very scary.
We are here to assure you that it doesn’t have to be such an intimidating thing! For starters, training a dog needs to be done when they are a puppy, which will make them the most well-behaved when they grow up. If you begin training your dog early on, they will grow up knowing the rules of your home, but if you begin too late, then you run the risk of your dog having bad behaviors.
The most important aspects of training your puppy are socializing, potty training, crate training, leash manners, basic obedience, and impulse control. No matter what anyone says, the best way to train your newly adopted puppy is through positive reinforcement. This type of training will focus on using verbal affirmation, eye contact, treats, cuddles, or a toy, which can all help to reinforce your puppy’s desires to repeat a behavior.
The bottom line is that you are creating positive feedback so your dog learns to associate good things with certain behaviors. Remember, when it comes to training, it’s all beneficial in the long run. Make sure not to spoil your dog too much, because this could ruin the purpose of training. As long as you stick to the tips we listed, you and your puppy will be well on your way to a happy home!