Basic Puppy Tips

Puppies are cute and cuddly, but they can also be quite rambunctious and a bit out of control. Trying to teach your new pup all the basics about good behavior can be a little overwhelming for new dog owners. The only way to train your pup the right way is to make sure that you are using the correct methods. There are a few training techniques that you should always keep in mind when you are trying to coax your pup into good behaviors.



Here are a few basic puppy tips that you should always remember when interacting or training your canine companion:


Be Gentle

Do not be shocked if your new pup is really sensitive in the beginning. When you first meet your puppy this is a really fragile time emotionally for your pet. You do not want to place any more stress on your puppy, so you should make an effort to not train too roughly. You need to exercise a bit of patience and try to the ease your puppy with this new transition into your home and your world. Everything in your puppy’s world has just been changed, so you need to be a little considerate. Too much aggression will be confusing and can even frighten your pup. Whatever you do, make sure that you never hit your puppy. This will only cause it to become withdrawn from you.


Short and Sweet

Puppies are a lot like small children in the way that they have really short attention spans. This mean that you have to keep all of your puppy training sessions really brief. You have to remember that your pup will only pick up on the things that you are teaching when they are actually paying attention to you. Always keep your training time with your puppy short and sweet by just focusing on the basics. You will be able to move on to other behaviors once you have successfully engrained the easy ones.


Patience is a Virtue

You have to give your puppy some time to get used to you. It might not be easy at first to deal with the strain of your puppies crazy antics, but you will learn how to minimize your frustration. Puppies take time to learn and only pick up on things in spurts, so you can’t be too forceful. If you just stay calm and relax, you might even find some of your pup’s quirks to be endearing. If you are patient in regards to training your puppy the entire process should be so much easier for the both of you.


Puppies food

Just like with babies, they don't eat the same food as adults. This counts the same for your new pup, it should not eat the same dog food as other dogs. Ask for information from your Vet but in general your pup needs special puppies dog food. Make sure you ask your Vet straight away about dog treats. Dog treats are great to treat your new pup for good behavior but some treats are better than others. For instance, grown up dogs love peanut butter dog treats and other healthy dog treats which you can even make at home. For pups you should listen to the advice from your Vet.



Build Your Pup’s Confidence

If you want a healthy and happy dog, you need to start building the confidence of you puppy now. The best part about building your puppy’s confidence is that it is not hard to do at all. You just have to give some positive reinforcement and spend time with your canine companion. If you show it love over time you will build its confidence.