Before getting yourself a puppy, make sure that you have ample time to spare for your puppy’s needs. It is ideal that you also ensure that your home is safe for your new puppy to live in. Puppies can be mischievous like little kids, too. So, aside from making your home safe for your new puppy, you also make sure that things in your home are spared from any possible damages that your new pet might cause. Puppy training is very important upon your puppy’s arrival in your home. The soonest that you can implement puppy training, the better it is for you and your pet.

Just let your pup settle for a few hours after arrival by giving him a warm hot water bottle and a ticking clock in the area where he sleeps. This method will help replicate the body heat and heartbeat of their litter mates and will surely help them to relax in their new home. Furthermore, your pet will benefit a lot if you give him his time alone in a private sleeping place where he can be undisturbed for short periods. There are many benefits when a puppy is relaxed and quiet. Manners and house-cleanliness are the basic puppy training methods your pup must learn as early as possible.

One of the earliest puppy training lessons you should teach is potty training. As soon as you see your pup in the actual act of urinating, quickly pick it up and bring it to your chosen place where he can do this act. As much as they seem to be ready for puppy training, they will most probably rebel against discipline as they get older. As soon as you have a puppy, teach him that coming to you when called is the best thing he can ever do as your pet. If your pet learns to come back to you the soonest time possible, then you can be assured that he will know how to return in case he gets out of your house.

While training your pup with the ‘come back to you’ command, you have to give him some treats every time he obeys the command. Do not reprimand your pup if he fails to obey you. You will only inflict fear on him. You can try doing this puppy training command even when he is pre-occupied doing something else. Just don’t forget to give him some treats to make him feel that coming back to you is the best among other things. Another very useful puppy training method is teaching your pup not to bite. By reacting as if you are in pain will give your puppy an impression that you are not happy with he did even if it was playful nips.

Instead of getting angry at him whenever he bites or nips, make your reaction a little bit exaggerated so he will get the message that his behavior is not acceptable. Good puppy training in this aspect of biting can truly spare your pet from seriously hurting someone else in the future. Also, part of puppy training is associating your puppy’s name to positive statements or things. Do not use your puppy’s name in negative scenarios because it might result to your puppy’s undesirable behavior. Always be positive when you deal with your puppy whether in training or at play.

Author's Bio: 

The author of this article Alex De La Cruz is a Dog Trainer who has been successful with several dog training courses for many years. Alex decided to share his knowledge and tips through his website You can sign up for his free newsletter and enjoy a healthy and submissive dog.