Puppy Training Tips

Puppies: they’re cute, sweet, cuddly and can raise several questions, especially for first time dog owners. So Star Dog is here to help!

Star Dog specializes in molding a puppy into a happy, socialized, well-trained urban canine. It is important for a puppy to have positive experiences and begin training to reinforce what will be expected as the pup ages! While a young dog must be 16 weeks of age and finished with all rounds of vaccinations to participate in our Wednesday Puppy Class and Day Camp Program.  We also offer an in-home puppy package to help owners with all fundamental commands, tips and advice on management techniques in the home as well as confidence building exercises an owner can do while the puppy learns and grows. Contact Star Dog today to ask for details!

When a new puppy is brought home it is important to remember that prep work and structure is key! Here are a few tips to help manage a new puppy in the home:

Have their “puppy area” all set up. This includes a crate that is large enough so they can stand up and turn around in and gated doorways or a play pen area to help contain your pup.

Puppy-friendly toys are important! No stuffed animals that they can chew the eyes off of or is full of small beaded filling. This can be dangerous for a teething puppy.
Be sure to use their name as a positive to get their attention
Praise them for any and all good behaviors they do
Get them on a bathroom schedule early! Shortly after they eat or drink, they will have to go outside to relieve themselves. Take up their water and regulate how much they drink if you have a piddling problem!

Touch your pup’s feet, ears, and tail especially if younger kids are in the home as well. This helps desensitize a dog and allows for better handling overall!

Puppy Training Class Every Saturday 11am - 12:30pm! Contact us to sign up!

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