Training Puppies

Written by Liza Hartung
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Training puppies can be both frustrating and fun. Frustrating because most people want them to be trained right when they first walk in the door. You don't want to have to clean up spots all the time and worry about where you dog has gone. Well, effective training can take some time, so make sure you invest in some spot remover for your carpets.

The first type of training you will want to start with your puppy is that of housebreaking. This is not a very difficult process, but it can take up to six months for your puppy to be fully trained. Just know that the time you are giving them now will pay off immensely in the future. Ask yourself which is better: deal fully with elimination for six months, or deal sporadically with elimination for years? I know what I choose.

Training Puppies Can Be Fun

It is fun to train your puppy because he or she is just so darn cute. You will go to briefly scold, and all you will want to do is pick up your puppy and let him or her lick your face. However, you have a task at hand. You can start by immediately picking up your puppy and bringing them outside the second they begin to eliminate indoors. You may leave a little trail behind you, but this is a very quick way of training puppies.

When you are not home, there are a few things you can do when it comes to training puppies. One is to leave your puppy in a closed off area that you have fully filled with newspaper. This will allow your puppy to get used to eliminating on paper. As this happens, your puppy will begin to go in that room to eliminate even when free to run around. Eventually, you can lessen the area of the paper and slowly start to move its location.


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