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Training Tips

Tip #1

Make sure your expectations are not over the top. Consider the puppies physical and mental limitations. 

Tip #2

Safety proof your house for the new puppy. Puts gates on the stairs, lock them in a crate/pen when you leave the house, and cover your rugs with plastic protection tape.

Tip #3

Learn about dog body language. Your puppy can't tell you what they're thinking. Learn how they respond to certain tasks and get an understanding of their body language to know when something is wrong.

Tip #4

When training your furry friend, use high-value treats such as chicken breast, beef, or cheese. You will see a huge difference compared to giving store brought treats. Many store bought treats are unhealthy for your pet.

Tip #5

Any time your dog does something good, even if you're not currently training them, acknowledge and reward them for that behavior. 

Tip #6

Any time your dog comes you, whether you called them over or they did it by themselves, be happy and excited. It will help them learn the command quicker and smoother.

Tip #7

Your new puppy is going to have a lot of energy. Daily exercise for them(minimum 30 minutes) is a great way to get that energy out of their system.

Tip #8

When your puppy first comes home, help them relax and get comfortable in their new environment by cuddling with them and setting up a ticking clock in the room (the clock mimics the heartbeat of their mom and littermates).

We strongly suggest you order a Snuggle Puppy. Make sure to keep your puppies crate near you the first few nights in the same room. This will let him know you are close by and he is not alone.

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