If you have just welcomed a new puppy into your house, then NOW is the critical time to get your puppy training underway. Getting started correctly right from the beginning can make the difference between a future that is easy, fun, and pleasant, or messy, frustrating, time consuming, expensive and difficult!
With the right advice and some basic knowledge, you can be sure your puppy training will go as smoothly as possible. When training a puppy, there are 5 main areas to focus on:
- Toilet training
- Prevention (nipping, barking, chewing, digging, jumping and more)
- Basic training
- Rules and boundaries
We cover all of these in our “New Puppy Consult”. This is a once off, 1 hour session where we come to you and get your puppy training started off on the right foot.
We help you lay a sound foundation to prevent problems from taking hold. Once problems begin, they are much more difficult to cure; an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure. The longer a habit continues, the more deep-seated it becomes. This is what our “New Puppy Consult” is designed to do – to give you the right advice, and prevent all the common problems from ever becoming an issue.
So the sooner you get the right advice, the better the results will be. Keep in mind that the critical socialization period for pups is between the ages of 3 and 12 weeks.
A habit is much like a path through the jungle. Once a path has been cleared, it is much more likely to be used over and over again. If we want to remove an existing path, it takes years for the path to grow back over, and it will always be somewhat visible. Habits are the same. Once they are started, they are more difficult to remove. However, if we prevent a bad habit from ever starting, then training is simple and our life is easy.
It is definitely possible to cure bad habits once they have started, but there is generally much more time and effort involved. And with some habits, in some dogs, they may never be able to be eradicated 100%. The longer a habit goes on for, the more deep seated it becomes. So remember, prevention is always better than cure!
Contact us today to arrange a time for your “New Puppy Consult”, and get things started off on the right track.