Getting a new puppy is exciting, but training them can be a challenge. Here is Tip #5 for training puppies.
5. Have Fun and Be Patient with Your Puppy
Whether you do it on your own or with the help of a professional, the most important thing to keep in mind while training your four-legged friend is to be patient and positive. He’s learning so many new things about the world around him, it can be difficult for him to remember everything he’s learned. Allow him to make mistakes every once in a while; being calm and encouraging while your dog is learning is just as important as reinforcing the rules he’ll eventually master.
Don’t forget to ask for puppy training tips from friends, family, and professionals when you need it. Training a new dog takes patience, but it should be a wonderful time in both of your lives!
Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your pup needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.