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The First 5 Things To Teach Your New Puppy


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Nothing is worse than a new puppy that bites too hard, pees all over the house, chews everything in the house, and never comes when called.


Puppy sales have been through the roof since the COVID-19 pandemic started. People are flocking to puppy stores and animal shelters to purchase or adopt a new puppy in hopes of finding companionship and a way to help occupy themselves during these troubled times.


Every week, I receive dozens of calls and emails from people who need help with their new puppy. These people are sometimes frantic and often question their decision to get the new puppy.


Most of them have never owned a new puppy, and they need help with everything from potty training, play biting, barking, chewing, leash training, and basic obedience.


In fact, every dog I train right now is a new puppy between the ages of 3-6 months. This allows me to see firsthand what people struggle with when they first bring home their new puppy. These are the top 5 things I would start to teach immediately if I got a new puppy home today.


  1. Potty Training

  2. Crate Training

  3. Rules and Boundaries

  4. Puppies Name

  5. Stopping Play Biting


These 5 things must begin before the basic obedience training commands, such as sit, down, stay, etc.


If you teach your new puppy these 5 things from the very beginning, you can prevent a lot of frustration. If you need help, please contact us for support and guidance.

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