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Puppy Training: Tools and Information

Before you adopt your puppy, make sure you train and educate yourself and family prior to puppy’s arrival to your home. Priority is teaching your puppy house etiquette, crate and housetraining. Your puppy wants to please. Never punish a puppy, rather instead teach appropriate behaviours using positive reinforcement and reward-based training

Choose the Right Dog for Your Lifestyle (Energy Level)

  1. Know your species (dogs bark, growl, jump, lunge, dig, chew)
  2. Learn traits of your breed/mixed-breed
  3. Appreciate your dog’s personality

Preparation for Puppy’s Arrival

Tools and Equipment

The Most Important Things to Teach Your Puppy

Resources Recommended for Positive Reinforcement Training

1. Books

2. Puppy Classes--choose one that uses positive reinforcement and reward-based training

Primary Objectives

Basic Manners (Cues: Both verbal & hand cues)

The goal of this training is consistency and treating your puppy as an individual. It is important to make training fun so your puppy wants to be with you!