Reasons to Train Your Puppy
Bringing home a new puppy can be an exciting experience for the whole family. You are bringing home a new family member who the whole family plans to know and love, and you not only want to ensure that they feel like the puppy is getting the love and attention that they need, but you also want to ensure that they are going to behave and abide by the rules that you set out. To help your puppy learn the rules of the house and to understand how they are supposed to behave, you need to go through and learn the process of training your puppy.
There are many reasons why you should consider training your puppy. No one wants a puppy who won’t listen to them, who goes to the bathroom in the home, or who is aggressive and causes other issues in the family. Let’s explore some of the reasons why you should train your puppy to get them to be a model citizen in your home.
Creates a Bond
A good training schedule will make it easier for you and the puppy to create a bond, no matter what age or size the puppy may be. You will need to get this in place early to help the puppy feel who the person in charge is and help them to feel comfortable in their new environment. When the puppy is unsure about how they are supposed to act and behave in your company, they will start to act out and not know who to trust. On the other hand, if you start out with an early training schedule with your puppy, you will find that they are much easier to work with and will remain loyal.
Your training schedule does not have to take up a lot of time and energy, but it does need to remain consistent, especially in the first couple weeks. These are the weeks when the puppy is looking at you to figure out what they should be doing. If you show them early on and keep consistent with the information and feedback, they are going to see you as their leader and the permanent bond will be formed.
Keeps the Puppy Safe
A puppy who refuses to listen and hasn’t had the proper training is one who is more likely to get hurt. These puppies will run into the road, run off, or otherwise get hurt by the things that are around them, often because they are not even listening or paying attention. When you have taken the time to train a puppy properly, they will listen to you and be able to avoid many of these problems along the way.
A puppy who has been trained will listen. They will stay near their owner and with just a word or phrase, they can stop and stay still rather than going through with their intended actions. While the training may take up a bit more time in the beginning, it is much easier in the long run for taking care of your puppy.
Training your puppy does take some time and effort on your part. You are going to need to sit down with the puppy and show them the rules of your home and you will need to stay consistent. But overall, this is the best thing for your new life with the puppy because you will ensure that they stay safe, avoid issues of aggression with a puppy who thinks they are the one in charge, and can avoid some of the destructive behaviors that many new dog owners complain about. The training schedule does not have to be intense and it doesn’t need to include a lot of different rules and commands, but having a basis in line will make your life with the puppy easier