It is a common question, “When should I begin training my new puppy?”
My answer to that is, as soon as you bring your new friend home. (Even earlier, it is a great time to learn about behavior.) Every interaction of every day is a learning and teaching opportunity. Remember, your puppy was not born knowing your rules, and what is and is not acceptable behavior. There will be a lot of things that will be new experiences to your little one as your puppy transitions through the many life changes in the first year. And you will have an important role to play in teaching your puppy that the world is a good place and that there are human approved behaviors they can do to get their needs and wants met.
For families, consider having me spend an hour with you in advance to talk with kids (and parents) about appropriate interactions with your puppy.
3 Session Building PUPPYtential Package
This is a special package just for new puppy owners to help you get off to the best start in raising a well-socialized, stable companion. Understanding how they learn and how you can help your puppy succeed (and yourself) is an important first step and why I spend time in my first appointment teaching clients that foundation. In these sessions, we will cover common issues such as preventing unwanted behavior habits, management, house training, socializing, teaching manners behaviors and more.