Puppies are a bundle of joy to a household, however, training the will be exhausting and frustrating at times. No matter what though, you cannot give up because the training process will tighten the bond between you and your dog and it will be rewarding for both of you. Here are three things every puppy should know or start learning by the age of three months and older.
· Your puppy needs to be able to inside a gate or your house when the door is open, and only go through when you tell him or her to do so. This is important because it teaches your dog to not run away, but it also teaches your dog to not chase you when you are leaving and to not chase other dogs or animals. This has much to do with respect as well.
· Teaching your dog the word "quiet" is important depending on your dog. Some dogs have the tendency to bark often and at everything. It's okay for your dog to bark because it is a natural instinct. However, you should train your dog to not bark at every person who walks by your house. Teaching your dog "quiet" will prevent this behavior.
· Teaching your dog the words “give” and “drop” are important. Like most training tips, this has a lot to do with teaching your dog to respect you. Those words could also be important for safety reasons as well.
Susan M. Taylor has years of experience training and breeding dogs. In 2003 and 2004 she was the owner of the No. 2 nationally ranked female Bearded Collie.