Getting a new puppy is an exciting time in anyone’s life. You now have a cute pet who you can play or cuddle with any time of day. Your new puppy brings joy to your family and is the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. Then, your puppy chews up a couch cushion.
At Canine Oasis in Meridianville, our dog-loving trainers understand both the joy and the frustration that your puppy brings to your life. Luckily, we offer top-tier dog training to help ease that frustration. There are many benefits to training your dog at an early age. Here are just a few:
Managing Puppy Energy And Behavior
As you may already know, puppies have boundless energy. This can get them into trouble when that energy is channeled into activities such as chewing, barking, and other bad behaviors. Obedience training not only teaches your puppy but you as well. Your puppy is happy to learn new things, but you may not know the best way to reach your training goals. A professional dog trainer can help teach you and your puppy the basics. Not only do training sessions help to curb the bad behavior, but it also helps to provide the exercise and mental stimulation that your puppy needs to manage their energy.
Build Good Habits
Early puppy training is an excellent way to establish good habits for both you and your pet. You will learn the best way to communicate with your puppy, and your puppy will learn how to interpret your commands. With regular practice, your puppy will become a pro at understanding who is in charge and what is right and wrong. You will also learn what does and doesn’t work.
Dog training doesn’t just teach your puppy how to behave but also helps to build their confidence. Some dogs experience anxiety, especially separation anxiety from their owner, which is worsened by loud noises and unfamiliar people, animals, and places. With obedience training, you are teaching your puppy the best ways to behave. Your dog can be confident in new situations, new places, or around new people. You can also better socialize your pet by taking them on walks or to dog parks all while knowing that your puppy will behave well. Training and socialization together can help prevent separation anxiety by making your dog less fearful of being left alone.
Preventing Problems, Rather Than Fixing Them
Ultimately, early puppy training allows you to start on the right foot with your puppy’s behavior. Your puppy will learn obedience and the difference between good behavior and bad behavior early on. Since puppies are still developing mentally, this is the perfect time to nail down their training. They will absorb lessons well and as a result, prevent future behavioral problems. Prevention is much more effective than trying to fix problems later in life.
Schedule Your Training Lessons Today
At Canine Oasis in Meridianville, we offer different levels of full-service training for puppies and dogs. Our expert staff will work with you and your puppy to learn basic obedience and commands, ensuring that you are set up for success in the future.
If you have any questions about our dog training program or would like to schedule lessons, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!