When it comes to having a puppy, you will be busy for a while. This is because having a puppy is hard work. Think of it as having a baby but it is a canine baby. Having a puppy around the house can be a lot of work because you have to puppy proof everything. You also have to train your puppy to not chew on things and to go outside to the potty. Although having a puppy, like a human baby, can be a joy, it also takes work so if you can’t handle the extra work or won’t be around to teach your puppy to learn how to potty outside and stay out of things he or she should not be in, you should think again about getting one. It doesn’t matter how cute puppies are, they need a lot of love, care, and training.
One thing you should train your puppy early on is to be social. Dogs should get along with other dogs and if there is a cat in the house, they should also get along with the cat or cats, or even other types of animals. Another thing they should be trained in is to be social with people. This is especially true for your family and friends. You don’t want your puppy to hide behind the couch or run to another room to hide when someone comes to visit.
Why your puppy should be social early on
The main reasons you should train your puppy to be social early on in their life is because if they are not trained early on, this could lead to them being aggressive with other animals or with people, have bad manners, and be afraid of other animals and people.
After their shots, they are ready for training
After you take your puppy to get their first round of shots, they are now ready to be exposed to the outside world, to different surfaces, other animals, and different people. Just make sure to keep them indoors until they do get their first round of shots so they won’t be exposed to the different infections outside.
Imagine having one of these adorable puppies in your family.
How to Train your puppy to be social
You have to understand how your puppy thinks in order to train your puppy properly. Puppies need to be exposed to different things, animals, and people early in their life. Think of it as the “Puppies Rule of Twelve.” The Puppies Rule of Twelve means they should be exposed to 12 different things, animals, and people by the time they are 12 weeks old. Exposing them to these things early on in life can help them get used to these things, animals, and people and it will make it easier on you when training them.
Familiarize, introduce, and get them used to different things
Not only do you have to familiarize your new puppy with the many different people that they will come into contact with but they should not be afraid of strangers either. They should also be introduced to other types of animals. You will need to get them used to different sounds as well. You can do this by taking them outside as often as possible, letting them hear music, people talking, and anything else you can think of to get them used to these things.
Although training a puppy can be hard work it is also rewarding for you and your puppy. You will be happy that they know these things and they will be happy too.