How to Properly Train Your Puppy at Home

Consistency, patience, determination, and positive reinforcement is what you need when you are training your new puppy at home. Your goal is to make your new puppy feel at home, instill good habits, and establish a loving bond with your pet. 

Training your new puppy is a gradual process. It usually takes four to six months for a puppy to be fully trained, but some puppies may take up to twelve months. The size of your dog can be a predictor since small mixed breed dogs have different bladders, metabolism and characteristics than bigger breed dogs. Previous living conditions and old habits can be another predictor. 

Introduce Routines

Introduce your pet to you and your home functions. Let your puppy know what your routine is, so they can easily adjust to your home. You also have to feed them at the same time, go outside consistently for a potty break, walk them daily at a particular time, and go to bed around the same time each night. This way, they won't become irritated or aggressive when things don't go their way, or if you simply don't have the time to play with them. Incorporate your pet into your routine or give them their own routine that is convenient for you, this way your pet can adjust to movements in your house, your routine, and discover their own routine.

Potty Training

Potty training your new pet is one of the hardest tasks for fur parents since you need to pay a lot of attention and be patient. You should take the puppy out for a potty break first thing in the morning for thirty minutes to an hour every time. You should also set the feeding time to the same time every day and take them outside thirty minutes after eating or taking a nap. It will help if you take the puppy to the same spot every time he does potty so the scent of it will make him go at the same spot every day. If they do their work outside at a convenient spot, make sure to praise them or give them treats so they can associate this habit with something positive.

Socializing With Other Dogs

Teaching your dog socializing means helping them to accept being together with other new people, animals, and strange places by exposing them to these things. This is particularly easy if your dog has been around other dogs, but if you have a newborn puppy it might take a while for them to be accustomed to other animals. If your dog is more socialized they are less likely to develop bad behavior problems and will be generally easier to be welcomed and brought everywhere. Training them on how to socialize can also help prevent them from developing fears and phobias. It will also make your puppy a well-behaved and happier dog. 

There's a lot of variation in the ways of training puppies, but this list of tips may be enough to help you start house training with your new puppy. And while you're training them, don't be frustrated if there are setbacks. They will eventually learn over time, all it takes is patience and effort. 

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Download the FREE Dog Breed Profiles today!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.