Puppy Training 101

Puppy Training 101

Everyone is always asking about proper puppy training methods.  People want to raise the perfect dog.  At the animal shelter we see lots of puppies that have been either abandoned or dropped off at the shelter.  We feel responsible to train these puppies during their stay at the shelter, hoping they will be good dogs when they are eventually adopted.

Proper Puppy Training

What’s a perfect dog?

The first question you need to ask yourself is…what is a perfect dog?  Is a perfect dog, a dog that does tricks?  A dog that can bow, do high-fives, and jump through loops?  Is that what you think of when you think of your dog?  Are you trying to raise a performing dog that can entertain you and your friends?

In my opinion, new dog owners tend to focus on the wrong things.  They spend so much time, effort and money focusing on how to do commands and tricks but never even think about some of the really important stuff.

The Real Issues with Puppy Training

But what about the real issues and real behaviors that you need to teach your puppy at an early stage?  How about Aggression?  There is nothing more dangerous than an out of control dog.  More dogs are euthanized because of aggression, barking and growling, not to mention dangerous behavior around children and other animals.

So what should you be really focusing on when it comes to puppy training.  Here are some things that come to mind:

  1. Relaxed and obedient around the home.
  2. Staying calm around other animals.
  3. Friendly to people and children.
  4. Not pulling or biting the leash when walking in public.
  5. Behaving at the park – coming when called over.

Check out this short video from the Doggy Dan website that talks about raising the perfect dog.

If you have not checked out our review of the Doggy Dan dog training program, click here to check it out now.

Project Moses is a puppy training video dairy.  The objective of the project is to help new puppy owners to understand how to properly train the perfect dog and stop all unwanted behaviors.