Puppy Training 101: When To Start Training Your Puppy

Puppy Training 101 When To Start Training Your PuppyPuppy training should begin as early as possible during the Critical Socialization Phase which is between the age of 4 weeks and the age of 16 weeks (4 months). It is during this primordial phase that the puppy must learn to live in its human environment, learn the rules of humans, become familiar with other humans and learn what its role will be in its human pack.

Is puppy training worth it?

Not only is it about training your puppy, but also socializing them with a wide variety of other breeds and people. Puppy Training will benefit everyone that comes in contact with your dog, every other dog that comes in contact with them and, of course, you.

What are puppy training classes?

Bringing your young pup to a puppy training class even once a week will help alleviate feelings of fear or aggression that they may have in their new environment. Lead researcher Dr. Angela Gonzales-Martinez of the Santiago de Compostela University explored the benefits of puppy training in 80 pups.

How much is puppy training Petco?

Petco dog training costs $109 for a 6-week program that teaches the basics such as sit, down, stay, leave it, and heel. Petco regularly offers specials on their classes where you can find deals for around $80.
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How much is puppy training Petsmart?

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Petsmart dog training costs $120 for a 6-week program or $105 with a coupon. Petsmart offers three stages of classes: puppy, intermediate and advanced. Puppy teaches the basic commands such as sit, down, come, shake, stay, and loose leash walking.Petsmart puppy training prices

At this age, the puppy only works on its instincts and behaviors learned from its mother and it is much more flexible in education. If you wait later, and in addition, you make course errors, the dog will have learned bad behaviors that must be rehabilitated before teaching him again the correct way to behave in his environment.

Start with puppy Kindergarten:

What is puppy Kindergarten?

It is the first step in training your new puppy, This class ( you can check Petco and PetSmart for available classes) will introduce your puppy to new people and new situation

What should a puppy kindergarten class contain?

(for puppies from 6 to 16 weeks old)

I consider the Kindergarten class to be the most important because it establishes the basics of the dog’s life in its environment with humans. This course should then be complete in the information given to the dog owner as well as in the concepts to be taught to the dog.

Since the dog is an animal, it is much more important to begin by understanding the animal and educating the animal to live in harmony with its environment than to teach it obedience tricks that are based on human concepts.

A valid Kindergarten class is not given in one hour or one day. There is a lot of material that needs to be explored in-depth and you should have the opportunity to ask any questions you want.

You will not have two chances of leaving your dog well. It must be much more than a theoretical course where you quickly receive some basic concepts and a few pages of summary notes.

This course must also have a good practical part structured with your puppy in which we will explain its language and behavioral tendencies. You will also have to be shown how to become their leader, have and maintain their attention, correct unwanted behavior, walk with them on a leash, teach them basic tricks, etc.

The content of the Kindergarten course should ideally approach this:

*- The positive reinforcement education method

*- Canine language

*- Basic needs of the dog

*- Basic dog instincts

*- Socialization, in theory and in supervised practice

*- Put the puppy clean

*- Anxiety, stress and separation anxiety

*- food

*- Dog care

*- Behavioral disorders

*- Interaction with humans

*- Interaction with other dogs

*- Introduction to obedience tricks

So when choosing your educator, consider the content first and the price last, not forgetting the method used by the educator and his experience and professionalism. Ask questions about content and method. Ask if you will receive complete and detailed documents. You need specific reference materials to help you learn.

Start education very early and choose the best educator because you only have one chance to make a good start.

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