Where do I start with my new Puppy? Not Obedience!

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Before you bring your new puppy home

We are going to help you set up an environment for your new puppies that supports leaning, safety and fun.

Of course, we cover everything any other dog training professional would cover and more. The difference is that this is designed to help you and your puppy succeed in the real world, not just a classroom. Yes, other dog trainers are slowly beginning to understand this but, why not come to the people that started it and get it right the first time. Puppies grow up into dogs quickly, so, the job of you and your pup is to have a good time. We will worry about the other stuff and get the two of you through it.

Fun things we are about to teach you

  • How to have a secure attachment with your puppy beyond bonding with your dog.
  • How to avoid separation anxiety in puppies
  • What is anxiety and aggression and how to avoid it in the first place.
  • What is actually the best way to teach your dog.
  • We have more

Right now, we want you to play with your puppy and pay attention to how they behave.

Experience and supervised play before formal dog training

Ever hear someone say, “let a child be a child?” well your pup is going to be a big dog sooner than any of us would like so, let a puppy be a puppy.

We are going to help you get to know your puppy. Your puppies are going to be good and some things and not so good at others. We are going to help the two of you succeed. Explore with your puppy, have some adventures! Watch your pup and let us know what they like, what they do not like. If the get fearful, timid or aggressive let us know. This is all valuable information for teaching your dog what your dog needs to know. Our goal is for you and your puppy to have the best life possible.

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Terrier pups are adorable

My puppy won’t listen to me

We are going to help you with this. Try teaching your puppy their name. Be entertaining and creative about it. There are many reasons a puppy or dog seems to not want to listen to you. We will explain all of this and how to properly improve these skills. Yes, just like with people, listening is a skill. So, don’t be so hard on your significant other when they are not listening to you. They just need someone to teach them to listen.

Experience everything, The more experience the better

Experience and play, the most important psychological developmental tools for puppies. You do these things with your puppy one on one. Introduce them to everything sites, sounds, tastes and smells that are safe. We want to know how these adventure went. How does your dog behave around other dogs and people? How do they feel about sudden noises or unexpected events. Your job to protect and direct and let us know what happened. We will help you lean how to teach your puppy. Right now, we want the two of you out in the world experiencing anything and everything you can and want to that is safe.

Do not correct or punish your Puppy!

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Contact Motley Dog Training anytime you have a question about a puppy or a dog. If it is a simple matter of procedure we will guide you through that but, if you honestly feel your puppy needs corrections or punishment, contact us, and we will get you on the right track. You teach first, if you do this correctly you will not need to concern yourself with corrections and punishment. We are here for situations like these. We will help you teach your pup.

What about puppy biting

Yes, puppies bite, that is one of their jobs. They need to learn this skill to communicate as dogs. They are also teething just like we do, so, it is a phase we must all conquer with our pup and if you feel the need to break out the water bottle or use some other correction please reread the statement about. Teach first. If you are having a hard time teaching a puppy anything, that is what we are here for. Please ask for help.

Feed Your Pup only the Best!

You have got to feed the beast so, this is important. This is not where you save money. You will pay now or pay latter. We have worked with 100’s of dogs and this is a must.

My lil wolf eats a special diet including raw meat but, hey if this is not your thing here is a link to Chuck and Don’s Food Finder that best tool for finding food that is right for your dog, your dog’s breed and any other factors you may face such as, allergies. It is a great tool!

Chuck and Don’s Food Finder

Thank you, Chuck and Don’s, and we would like to thank the Westminster store for all the recommendations that have come our way.

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Chuck and Don’s Food Finder

Now that you have safety, security and diet down, you teach them to potty

Potty Training a Puppy

Potty-train a puppy is not that difficult! We were a little socked at the number of Google searches for this one, so, here is the foundation of potty training a puppy.

  1. You are in charge, the puppy will not know how to tell you they need to hit the head.
  2. Frequency, simply the more often you take your puppy out to potty, the better this is going to go. Remember, small bladder, guys, & no a puppy can not “hold it” this will happen naturally as your dog ages if you do this right.
  3. Consistency is the key, this means that if the puppy goes potty at 3pm, this happens every day at 3pm. Dogs are master of learning routines, Episodic Memory. So, the goal is that you are so consistent that your pup can predict when it is time to pee. Just like your dog knows when you come home or leave for work every day, they should know when dinner time is and when it is time for a puppy to go potty.

Personally having numerous dogs and having trained 100’s this is it. Simple way to potty-train a puppy. If you honestly follow this formula and are still having problems, then it is likely that your dog has a behavioral concern like fear or anxiety.

Puppy Socialization

Pups need to be with their mom and the litter for a minimum of eight weeks, socialization between humans and dogs can begin at this time but, keep the pup with his or her family. Yes, your dog’s brain is developing at a fast rate during this period but, anxiety, aggression and other psychological disorders are not based on deficits in social skill. Social experiences for your pup should be safe and always supervised. Social interaction and experience should begin right away. We will teach you the proper method of introducing two dogs and how to properly introduce your puppy to people. No, this has absolutely nothing to do with sitting. It is important to know how to correctly teach your dog social skills, and can be dangerous if you do not know how to do this properly.

We are here for your puppy no matter what

Some dog trainers will not accept puppies beyond a certain age into puppy training groups, and that is fine. We teach your pup regardless of what challenges the two of you face.

Because we have more tools to work with and the fact that we set up our business for the best training, we can help your puppy with any obstacle without you being forced to choose between trying to socialize your puppy or help your puppy with other behavioral problems. We know that they are one and the same, not separate issues. As always, this training and treatment is designed just for you and your dog. If your k9 has other challenges, they will not be solved in puppy training group anyway.

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