Training

  • Training began with your puppy the moment they were born. The dam and litter mates begin teaching each puppy how to interact with other dogs appropriately.

  • We continue their training through socialization by offering the experiences with all kinds of people and experiences.

  • Training starts the minute you bring them home. You are either teaching them to do what you want or that they can do whatever they want.

  • Never give your puppy a command that you do not intent to have him obey. He is just learning and doesn’t understand what you are saying it will take repetition and patience to help him/her understand.

  • Training should be like play. It should be fun. It should only last as long as the puppy is interested. When you see your puppy tire or start losing interest stop! Anything beyond this point will be detrimental to your end goal.

Training Resources

www.thecraftypup.com

Jimmy has been training for many years. This year he launched online training. I have not gone through any of his training however, I have worked with his family for years. Please let me know what you think if you try him out.

 

Zak George's Dog Training Revolution

I read this book and used his YouTube videos Zak does an amazing job. 

The book is a great resource, I will keep it handy as a resource during training.

I highly recommend it.

 

A.K.C. Star Puppy

This book is by AKC. It is also fantastic. All new puppy owners should read this book before taking their puppy home. I would have suggested it to you but I just found it a couple of weeks ago. I highly recommend it.

 

A great follow up is the Canine Good Citizenship book also by AKC.

 

 

How To Housebreak your Dog in 7 Days by Shirlee Kalstone

There are a few things that I disagree with but overall it is a solid concept for house training... Spoiler alert it is not actually 7 days to TOTAL house training. However, if you follow the plan you will be on the path to success.

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