Puppies surely are cute. They offer loving companionship and bring joy, fun, and laughter to your household. Individuals living alone, seniors, and families with children can all experience the many benefits that having a dog brings. Before you take home an adorable young pup, however, make sure that you know exactly what you're getting into. Unlike mature dogs, puppies come with added responsibilities and can make you a little flustered with their behavior. The young ones are typically energetic and need to be entertained, and they have yet to learn what we want and where we want them to eliminate.
One of the best ways to make sure that your pup is safe and happy and that you, too, are enjoying your pup, is to consider early dog training. Young dogs are eager and ready to learn, and it is at this stage that pups form habits. The responsibility of whether the habits are good or bad rests with you. As a dog owner, it's your responsibility to ensure that you have a dog that's well-rounded and adaptable.
The following are just some of the many benefits that early dog training can offer you and your pup:
Prevents Behavior Problems
A puppy's frustrating behavior, if it not addressed immediately, can eventually become unbearable once it moves to adolescence or adulthood. Early dog training prevents bad habits and behavior from even becoming a problem. The usual complaints that flustered and unprepared owners have about their puppies include eliminating anywhere, nipping family members, chewing on furniture and shoes, and jumping at the owner or the guests. With early puppy training, both you and your dog will certainly benefit from it.
During puppy training, you'll also be able to teach your dog how to behave while walking on a leash. This is one of the most important things a pup should be taught because it will allow you to take it for walks without worry while providing it with the necessary mental and physical exercise.
Socializes Well with Other Dogs and People
There are dog owners who complain about not being able to take their dogs out for a walk or have guests over in fear of their dogs chasing other pets or jumping on the guests. With early dog training, your pup will be exposed to other puppies and dog-loving people outside of your home setting. Proper socialization early in a dog's life - starting around seven to eight weeks of age - can prevent behavior problems later in its life.
Develops a Stronger Bond Between Owner and Pet
Dog training requires you to spend time with your pup so that you can teach it properly. The more time you spend together, the easier it will be to figure out your dog's traits and learn how to play with them, work with them and teach them. Conversely, your dog will also learn how to respond to you, and know what makes you happy. This will build trust and confidence, making the relationship you share a bond that can't be easily broken.
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