Did you just get a new puppy and are wondering about training it? If you are ready to start training your new dog, the first things you should be concerned with are basic commands and socializing. Read on to learn about ways you can start training your dog right now, brought to you by K9 Resort & Spa in Escondido.
Teach Basic Commands
You will want to keep your puppy safe and out of trouble. For this reason, teach your puppy some basic commands, like sit, stay, and leave it. This way, no matter what your puppy gets into, you can use commands to halt harmful behavior. Puppies who run wild without any training can get themselves into some very dangerous situations, and it is best to be prepared for them.
Instead of punishing your puppy every time it does something wrong, reward it every time it does something right. You'll have to be proactive in training your dog, consistently offering love and treats for acceptable behavior. This is more effective than using harsh discipline.
Begin a Dog Obedience Program
Enrolling your dog in a dog training program is another great way to get it trained. Professional dog training builds a solid foundation of obedience for you to build upon when you are at home. If you are worried about in-person obedience training during the pandemic, we are proud to offer virtual dog training.
Start Dog Training Young
You will want to begin dog training as soon as your puppy begins walking. The younger you start; the faster and easier training will be. Start with sit and come, as these are two easy commands for your puppy to learn. If you are considering virtual dog training, it is recommended you enroll your puppy at twelve weeks of age.
Schedule a Dog Training Session Today
At K9 Resort & Spa, we have years of experience training dogs in Escondido. Our friendly team will address any of your questions and concerns and will help you enroll in online dog training if you are interested. Here is a link for more about our training programs. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (760) 745-9900.