When to obedience train a dog

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Obedience training is one of the best things you can do for your dog or puppy.  Jim Helems, Owner of Jim Helems Dog Pals in Southampton, shared some helpful tips on when to start training.

When to Start Socialization
The day the puppy comes home with you
The puppy should have 100 new experiences in the 1st 100 days
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) state that their standard of care is for puppies to receive the benefits of early socialization before they are fully vaccinated.

When to Start Training
Sign up for a training class even before the puppy comes home
All training should be positive based

Fastest Way to House Training
Never take your eyes off your puppy
Use a hands free leash
Use a crate

Most Important Items to Teach Your Puppy
Your puppy’s name
Yes (clicker)
Handling and Good Manners at the Vet or Groomer
Bite Inhibition
Chew Toy Training
Preventing Separation Anxiety
Insurance Against Resource and Food Guarding for Puppies
A Healthy Diet for Your Dog
Wearing a Leash and Harness
Obedience Training

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