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Puppy Training: Information on the Proper Care of Your Pet

A dog needs to start learning the most important traits and obedience skills at a very young age. As we like to say, "You can't teach an old dog new tricks!" As a concerned pet owner, you need to start training your future guard dog or toy dog, even, while she's still a puppy. Caring for your pet would require you to read up on the right puppy training information.

Puppy training information can be found in books, on the Web, in dog training schools - there is an abundance of materials on learning how to take proper care of your pet. Dogtraininghq.com is a good place to start, as the site has a wealth of articles on proper dog care, with a whole other section for educating and living with a puppy in training.

Puppies don't come housetrained, and even worse - they don't come with instruction manuals. It can be hard for a first-time pet owner to understand a puppy's needs... like the need to exercise often, to chew on furniture, to eat everything in sight, and to take and bury or hide small things that fit in its mouth. These activities may be cute, but they can also be stressful for the pet owner. For this reason, some owners opt to send their puppies away to be trained by accredited professionals, and then welcome their pets back into their homes when they've learned the basic habits that come with living with humans.

But training your puppy yourself, instead of sending the puppy off to be trained by a professional, has its benefits. For one thing, it gives you more bonding time with your adult dog-to-be. Since all animals are impressionable while young, even dogs could form a deeper bond with their masters if they've had the same masters since they were small. This just outlines the importance of not just disciplining your puppy, but also rewarding her with play time.

Speaking of rewards, treats are a must when training your puppy. Pet care experts assert that positive reinforcement is the best way to teach a puppy how it must do something, therefore when your puppy achieves a new skill, experts recommend that you quickly follow through with a treat. Having a bag of treats handy during the training process is sure to speed it up. If you're concerned that your puppy will become dependent on the treat system (puppy snacks can be expensive!), don't be - while your pet is still young, you can wean her off the treats slowly. What's important is that your puppy learns how to feel good after she's done something right.

If you're serious about learning how to properly care for your adult dog-to-be, read up on puppy training information. Your pet is sure to love you for it!


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