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When To Start Training Your Puppy & Will Doggy Day-Care Train My Puppy?

Embarking on the journey of training your puppy is an exciting and essential aspect of responsible dog ownership. The question of when to start training is a common concern for new pet parents. The answer is simple: start training your puppy as soon as you bring them home.

Puppies are sponges for information from a very young age, and early training helps establish a strong foundation for good behaviour. Basic commands such as “sit,” “stay,” and “come” can be introduced as early as eight weeks old. Positive reinforcement, such as treats and praise, is a powerful motivator for young puppies, making the learning process enjoyable for them.

Socialisation is equally crucial and should commence as early as possible. Introduce your puppy to various environments, people, and other animals to prevent fearfulness and anxiety in different situations. Early socialisation is particularly vital within the first 12 weeks of a puppy’s life, as it significantly influences their behaviour as they grow.  Once your pups vaccinations are effective (around 12 weeks but consult your vet first), you can enrol them with a reputable puppy and doggie day-care service provider.

Consistency is key in training. Short, frequent sessions are more effective than long, sporadic ones. Keep training sessions positive and upbeat, focusing on reinforcing good behaviour rather than punishing unwanted actions. At Acres 4 Dogs we know patience and understanding are crucial, as puppies are exploring their world still learning all the way up to adulthood (though some of the goofy breeds plateau or can’t be bothered earlier on than others!)

While it’s never too early to begin training, it’s important to tailor your approach to your puppy’s developmental stage. Younger puppies may have shorter attention spans, so keep sessions brief and engaging. As they grow, you can gradually increase the complexity of commands and challenges, a good puppy and dog day care service will continue with basic training.

In conclusion, the moment you welcome your puppy into your home is the ideal time to start training. Early training not only sets the groundwork for a well-behaved adult dog but also strengthens the bond between you and your new furry companion. Whether it’s basic commands or socialisation, the key is to make learning a positive and enjoyable experience for your puppy.

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