Basic Tips for Training A New Puppy Or Kitten

So Adorable, But So Much Work to Train Puppies & Kittens

It’s funny when a new puppy or kitten trips over its own feet and faceplants onto the floor. It’s heartwarming to see them running to you when you get home from work. Then you notice and clean the “mistakes” on the floor. A good idea would be to use an air purifier for pets to rid the air of the “mistakes.” It’s time to train your puppy or kitten.

Training Your Puppy – When To Begin Training

It’s important to remember that your new pet runs on time much like ours. Your puppy is still a baby. They’ll go through a similar rebellious teenager stage like us by pulling on the leash and being assertive. Eventually, they’ll settle down once they reach adult years. With that said, training a puppy should begin at 12 to 16 weeks.

One thing the pup should learn the instant he or she enters its new home is to understand where to go potty. If they bark, praise him or her and give them a treat. If he scratches at the door, praise him and give him a treat. Puppies learn rewards and punishment early, so it’s important to remain consistent with them in training.

Puppies Should Learn The Basic Five Commands While Potty Training

Teaching your puppy the basic five commands of sit, stay, lie down, heel, and/or come to you should be done as they’re being potty trained. As his or her furry behind hits the grass, praise him and give him a treat. As he lies down in the house, praise him and give him a treat. Remember that dogs are wired to please humans, so praising and treating them reinforces that “please Mom” instinct.



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