While working with a dog trainer in Las Vegas, we talked a lot about puppy training. You may be surprised to hear that that training a dog starts with the puppy stage, which sometimes feels impossible. A puppy is like a baby; full of curiosity, excitable, learning the world, and putting everything within reach in its mouth. But to start that behavioral foundation, you have to start early, and the best results come from consistency and persistence – especially when they’re young and wild and before real issues start!
Here at Dogovation Dog Training, we make it a point to not only train the dog, but also the owner. It’s key to teach you the correct training methods, too, so that when your dog slips up or learns a bad behavior, you know how to start correcting them in ways that they recognize. Both dog and owner will learn how consistent scheduling is important, and that the way we can help the dog succeed is by setting them up for it – not waiting for them to make a mistake and then punishing them.
Reinforcing good behaviors with positive reinforcement makes training fun and memorable for the puppy, who will then be happy to do the correct behavior every time.
If you want to start training your puppy and get them on the right path early, pick up the phone and call our expert dog trainer at Dogovation Dog Training. We’ll schedule a one-on-one session with you to assess the best steps for your dog, on your time.
Lisa Caper has been training dogs for 15+ years. As former licensed psychotherapist, She understands the similarities AND difference between human’s emotional needs and dog’s emotional needs. Specializing in dog behavioral problems, she. helps owners build better relationships between dogs and their humans and fixing, rather than managing, behavioral issues.