Puppy Training Your Cuddly New Friend

There’s so much to love about a puppy. They are sweet, playful and adorable, but they also come to our homes largely untrained. Teaching a puppy the rules of your home as well as basic obedience will ensure that you and your new companion have a fantastic relationship. Our goal at Seattle Family Dog Training is not just to get your puppy to behave, but to forge a strong bond between puppy and owner.

There are many reasons why puppy training is essential. Through proper training, your dog will be a safer animal. If your dog darts away or does not come when called, this could put them in great danger. Your puppy needs to learn how to behave at home, at the park and in other public settings to ensure his safety and the safety of others.

In addition, it’s not much fun to have a dog that uses your carpet as a bathroom, scratches furniture and disobeys other household rules. When a puppy is well-trained, he grows into a happy adult dog that you and your family will truly enjoy each and every day. Proper puppy training can teach your dog the rules of your house and make you a much happier owner.

Puppies flocking after their motherThere are many skills taught during puppy training classes. Your puppy will learn how to walk properly on a loose leash. Your puppy also will learn many basic skills, such as sitting and staying in many situations, coming when called and to obey boundaries.

Our puppy training class consists of just three lessons wherein you will learn plenty of the basics including proper dog leash skills, how to train your puppy to sit and how to train your puppy to come when called. You also learn many important socializing skills to help them mix well with people, other animals and when exposed to various distractions and stimuli. It can be hard for dogs especially to focus, but we want puppies and dogs to follow commands in all situations.

In addition, puppy training classes can help you eliminate common household problems such as chewing and scratching, as well as potty training and obeying the boundaries of your home. For instance, there might be a room where puppies are not allowed or perhaps you don’t wish for your puppy to sit on some or all of your furniture. These are issues that can be addressed during puppy training.

As with any type of training, it’s best to approach puppy training with a sense of fun and plenty of patience. Your new puppy will be learning about your personality, as well as adjusting to his or her new surroundings. It can take a few weeks to fully establish the rules of your home as well as teaching basic obedience techniques and skills. In the end, though, you work will pay off and your dog will be an amazing companion for life.