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Why Early Puppy Training Is Essential?

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If you have brought a new puppy home, you would have realized that it has one of the most unpredictable behaviours. Running around the house at will, destructive chewing, barking, soiling anywhere and everywhere are some of the behavioural problems that a new puppy owner experiences. Untrained puppies are always a problem and this lead to homeowners packing it off to shelters. Domestic dogs can be trained, and it would be a better idea if you would bring home a trained puppy. Many are unaware of this option that is the cause of all problems.

Dog owners that are aware of trained puppies at the most look for housetrained and with some basic manners. So prefer their puppies to understand sit, down, come here, roll over and potty habits. Housetrained puppies are easy to maintain, yet many owners do not choose this option. Kennel dogs need to be trained to adapt to the incoming housetrained dogs. This can make them more adoptable. Earlier kennel staffs were stressed cleaning the soils of the dogs, but now they realized that a trained dog can give them more time for other constructive work. These trained dogs eliminate at a particular time in a trained location.

Puppy owners have to be educated about training. The top agenda on puppy’s list is to prevent predictable behavioural problems. This should start from the very first day the puppy lands home. Many puppy owners fail to understand the urgency of preventing behavioural problems. The advice often comes from pet professionals or veterinarians or trainers. Community-based training programs can help owners to understand the immediate need for pet training. Video training and Q&A sessions can prove beneficial. The behaviour of a puppy is predictable for the initial three months.

It is always better to start training at a tender age. Simple things like where to eliminate, when to bark, how long to bark, what to chew, how to play in the open, etc. have to be taught. It is easy to refrain the puppy from bad habits through proper training. Delay can only make the process harder and at times can become an impossible task. The habits get imprinted in the brain easily while young. These habits are hard to break. It is best to start housetraining for a puppy as early as three weeks. It is also advised to allow them to housetrain naturally. A Little training can go a long way in ensuring peace of mind.

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Training Young Puppies To Socialize Before It Is Too Late

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Teaching good manners for puppy could be a fun experience, so why to delay, start now and benefit. Behavioural problems can be solved at any time. But it could be tormenting for the owners to live with a dog that is not trained. So start teaching them from the beginning. Puppies may have temperamental problems that need to be changed from the outset. Training adult dogs can be time-consuming and complicated. Problems related to shyness, aggression, fearfulness may take more time to be resolved in a one-year-old puppy when compared to two months old ones.

Dogs are raised to be enjoyed. Dogs also enjoy the company of their owners, children, and friends. Dogs that are friendly have a great time meeting new people and interacting with them. Pets that are scared have a miserable time outside. It is difficult to get them walk around the park or play during picnics. Their quality of life diminishes. Dogs have to confront people living in the world that is dominated by humans. Such dogs are put away or tied when visitors arrive. Shy or scared dogs are not taken out for a walk. Early socialization can help prevent such untoward behaviour and enhance the quality of the life of the dogs.

Dogs have to be trained before they turn three months, but many owners do not adhere to this and finally, lose the opportunity and are forced to live with untrained dogs. Puppies have to be exposed to a stranger and different environment before eight weeks. Puppies have to be handled, hugged and exposed to various interactions, especially with outsiders and children. This can make them sociable. Subliminal bites can be desensitized with neonatal handling. The puppies have to be socialized to avoid seclusion.

Both predictable and preventable behaviours of the puppy have to be contained before it is too late. When there is low socialization, it is not easy to change the brain functions. This can become a temperament problem leading to aggression and fear. As the puppy grows into adulthood, this can become a major problem. In the case of kennel bred puppies the chances of socializing is very low and by the time the critical eight weeks time is over. That is why breeders concentrate of socializing the puppies. But not most breeders do, and the buyers are left with no choice but to buy untrained litters. Now it is the responsibility of the pet owners to train the puppies to socialize.

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How Puppies Remind Of Toddlers?

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Dog lovers always related dogs to toddlers. The stages are similar, and the fun that comes with bringing up a puppy is amazing. The interaction challenges that puppies face is no different from toddlers. Just like toddlers make every task uphill so will the puppies give you tough challenges. For instance, while you talk them for a walk, they may refuse to budge, sit down, sniff, chase a flying paper or bark at strangers. The distractions are the same for both kids and puppies. They tend to get attracted to simple objects, and the goal gets diverted.

There is nothing wrong with these distractions, and it is common for a new puppy to behave in such manner. Just give them the time to understand the new world they have been adopted into. While taking them for walks do not fix a destination for walks. Allow them to walk as they please. Let them have fun, encourage them to explore and interact with strangers. This can give them a chance to learn new things and get to know adult human pace. Do not rush them through a walk as you have less time for yourself. Allow the furry angels to have fun, step in and out, grab, safe and be alive.

Puppies need enough sleep to be active. For this give them a quiet, dark and cosy location. Ensure there is no external stimulus. Similar to how toddlers get cranky when they want to sleep, similarly puppies also don’t settle down when they are devoid of sufficient rest. Again toddlers are keen on exploring new things. They climb, trip and fall and hurt themselves. There is a high possibility that your puppies also try these tricks and hurt themselves. Sometimes these tricks can be dangerous. There are instances where puppies have seriously injured themselves while trying to climb heights.

It is the tendency of toddlers to put things in their mouth. This is another risky habit. This condition is called oral fixation. It is just development stage. Teething is another major issue. Pups cannot resist chewing on things, and they start damaging furniture, shoes, doormats, etc. To prevent destructive chewing, it is important to buy them some chewable stuff so that they can satisfy their chewing instincts. Remove dangerous items from the vicinity of the puppy. Training the little ones on commands like drop and swap can be beneficial. This can avoid vet visits. Sometimes items have to be removed surgically, and it can be an ordeal for both the puppy and the owner.

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