So, you have decided to get a puppy? Or, you have bought one already. That’s awesome, but did you think about getting proper training for your puppy?
You are probably thinking that what is the need for training the puppy so early? But do you know, within 16 weeks your puppy’s socialization window ends? After this time limit, it becomes a little difficult to train a puppy.
Here are some more reasons to train your puppy at an early stage.
Puppies are a quick learner than dogs
Puppies aged within 8 to 16 weeks are just like a sponge. They are much easier to train when they are getting to know you and learning with you and in addition, within this period they learn the routine and understand what is required by you, with discipline and patients.
So, you should not wait until they are older, as it may be too late.
Puppies learn to become more confident
Just like humans, puppies need to learn how to develop control and confidence for their adult life. If you do not want your dog to be overaggressive with other animals and humans around, puppy confidence must be focused on at an early age to improve their behavior and conduct with others.
Increased self-confidence will also allow your pup to interact more with other puppies and dogs, while control will ensure that they don’t remain shy, coy, or fearful of things around them.
Teaching your pup about control
To make sure visitors and animals do not feel threatened by your dog, your pup needs to be taught control skills at an early age. Excessive jumping and biting as a result of uncontrolled aggression can restrict your dog’s social skills in future.
Therefore, teaching puppies to control their actions and behave around visitors and other dogs can help reduce separation anxiety and improve socialization.
Identify your puppy’s fears for their development
Yes, there is a chance that your pup is frightened of a thing or two, and might react unfavorably in certain situations. Early training helps owners detect any signs of fear that their pups may have at an age as early as five weeks to 3 months. Puppies tend to develop fears and show signs of other problems, the identification of which can help owners control and eliminate puppy fear.
Adopting a holistic approach to a pup’s overall development increase their self-confidence and reduce anxiety levels as they turn into adults.
Early training prevents behavioral issues
Have you ever seen a dog bark without reason or to chew inappropriate things or run away when asked to come? Of course, you did. But do you know why dogs are like this? It’s because they did not train the dog early on.
Therefore, as a dog trainer, it is suggested that by giving early training you can prevent things like counter-surfing, fear, over aggression etc.
Early training makes them obedient
Proper training at an early stage, helps the puppy to learn things like Sit, Down, Stand, leave unnecessary things, not to go outside or to do things without permission etc.
Its simple early puppy training in your own environment will help with establishing a foundation for you and your puppy.