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Puppy Behavior Training: Rules and Routine

TLC Pet Food shares tips and advice for puppy behavior training and how to develop a routine that will work for training your puppy their new rules.

Training your puppy with consistency is crucial. Your dog’s ancestry traces back to a wolf. Naturally, dogs have a pack mentality. You must establish yourself as the leader of your puppy’s pack to command their respect. This will help with obedience both now and into adulthood. Puppy behavior training comes down to a few key aspects. This includes starting their exercise early, having a strict routine, and following a few simple training tips. 

Teaching good behavior from the beginning is important if you want a well-behaved dog in the future. Start early! You can begin training your puppy as soon as you bring them home. It is essential to train your puppy the way you would like them to behave like a full-grown dog. Some day your tiny bundle of joy will grow into a big bundle of fun, and bad behaviors may not seem as sweet.

It is very important that the entire household is on the same page and following a consistent routine for your pup. Training your puppy a new expected behavior will work if you have a consistent routine for that behavior. Establishing a routine right away with your new puppy is the key to successful house training. This will help your puppy be confident in their expected behaviors and make the training process more manageable. 

Here are a few simple rules to help you with training:

  • Be firm with your puppy and establish who is in charge with a controlled voice
  • Be consistent and follow through with every newly learned behavior, even when they give you their best puppy dog eyes.
  • Never physically reprimand your puppy for disobeying.
  • Always use positive reinforcement! Love and affection mixed with the occasional small treat will let them know that you’re happy with their behavior.

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