Puppy Training

I want to help my puppy with training and socialization

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR PUPPY

puppy training
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Help your puppy learn better with ADAPTIL Junior

  • Clinically proven to improve learning during training
  • Use continuously from adoption to 6 months old
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Follow training “golden rules”

  • Keep sessions short and repeat often
  • Reward good behaviour, DO NOT punish bad
  • Be patient and consistent
  • Start early, right after adoption
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Socialization is key

  • Expose your puppy to many different situations (dogs, people, places, sounds…)
  • Reward your puppy when they respond well to new situations (never punish)
  • Proper socialization will help prevent fears in the future
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Consider puppy classes

  • A fun and effective way to encourage your puppy to learn and develop into a confident, outgoing dog in all circumstances
  • Designed for puppies 8 to 16 weeks old

We recommend:

ADAPTIL Junior

Place the collar on your puppy right after adoption, and keep it on your puppy at all times

Why is socialization so important for young puppies?

There is a ‘sensitive period’ every puppy has at the start of their lives between 8 – 16 weeks of age. During this window of time, puppies learn to accept things around them as part of normal life with nothing to worry about. That’s why it’s essential to introduce your puppy to as much as possible during this period in a positive way.

After this period, your puppy may find it more difficult to cope with new experiences.

How to socialize your puppy

Introduce your puppy to as much as possible during this time period.

Make sure all encounters are enjoyable. Give strangers tasty treats to feed your puppy and a favourite toy so they can play. If your puppy seems anxious or overwhelmed, give him/ her more space and freedom to approach in their own time (common signs to look out for are ears back, cowering, tucked in tail, licking lips, yawning).

Try to plan ahead to ensure your puppy experiences what will be important in your life together. For example if you enjoy visiting the country but live in a city be sure to introduce your puppy to livestock as well as loud city noises (buses, cars, trains etc).

Using ADAPTIL Junior (coming soon) during this period helps your puppy to learn better and faster, and develop into a well-balanced adult dog.