Mar 01 , 2019

Training a Puppy: The First 8 Things You Need to Do

Cute welsh corgi pembroke puppy dog in a crate training sitting

Get Them to Love Their Crate

It’s not easy learning how to train a puppy, but crate training is an excellent way to help them settle into your home and get them on a schedule. Once your puppy adjusts to its new schedule he will learn to anticipate bathroom breaks and bedtime, making your life a lot easier.

Diana Lipari, who breeds and shows beagles with the American Kennel Club, had these wise words for first time pet owners:

“A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that once the dog is six months to a year they can let them roam freely. If they’re home by themselves they may get bored, they want something to do, and that means ripping up your sofa. So it’s always good to train puppies to love their crates. One way to do that is to give them treats every time they go in their crates and feed them from their crates. They’ll learn to love their crates and then you can leave them in the crates when you go out, as long as it’s not a really long time.”

You better know these cleaning tips every pet owner should know, too, just in case.

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