Basic Training

The Essential Guide to Raising a Puppy

If you think your family is ready for a puppy, this guide will equip you with simple, clear, and effective information on how to raise a puppy.

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As a professional Dog Trainer, I have worked with nearly a thousand dogs, many of which are young puppies. When people think “Puppy”, they think cute, furry, cuddly, and happiness. All of those things are true. However, they are A LOT of work.

One of the worst things you can do is make an impulsive pet store purchase. Make sure to never go shopping for a pair of jeans and come home with a puppy and a pair of jeans. You need to make sure your entire household is more than ready for the financial, time, and energy obligations associated with a puppy.

We are all preoccupied with work, our social lives, children’s athletics, school, and countless other distractions. This makes it impossible for most people to provide the time and energy a puppy demands.

I encourage every prospective dog owner to adopt a dog who is 1+ years old from their local animal shelter or rescue group. Dogs of this age are through the housebreaking and puppy biting stage, and you can better assess the dog’s temperament and energy level in order to see how it matches your family’s lifestyle. Check out my articles on Choosing the Right Dog for You and Adopting From a Breed Specific Rescue.

However, if you think your family is ready for a puppy, then I want to equip you with this simple, clear, and effective guide on how to raise a puppy. Here are videos on crate training, housebreaking, puppy biting, proper puppy socialization, and direct links to my in-depth articles on these subjects. Don’t delay in your training, use this to get started today!

When to Start Puppy Training?

Full article on When to Start Puppy Training

Puppy Socialization

Find the complete Puppy Socialization Checklist HERE

Choosing the Right Size Crate

Crate Training

Complete article on Proper Crate Training

Housebreaking

Should I Correct When My Puppy Has an Accident?

Follow link for my complete Housebreaking protocol and more common questions answered HERE

How to Stop Puppy Biting

Click HERE for my in-depth Puppy biting Article

Professional Dog Trainer Steve Reid, is owner of S.R. Dog Training in Westchester, NY. For more information about S. R. Dog Training, visit: www.srdogtraining.com. “Like” Steve on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SRDogTraining

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