Training and behavior correction are an important part of pet parenting, and it’s crucial to start when your dog is a puppy, or as early as possible. Though their playful bites, little barks, and chasing the broom while you are sweeping are absolutely adorable – let’s face it, everything they do is adorable – these behaviors can turn into bad habits if your pup doesn’t get the training and boundaries he needs. Sit is a fun place to start when it comes to basic training commands, but there are many facets of raising a well-rounded and behaved dog.
In addition to fun tricks, this checklist is a good place to start as you work through your puppy training to raise a happy and confident dog.
A trained and confident puppy:
Does your dog meet each of these criteria? This list can help you spot your dog’s weaknesses so you know what to focus on in your next training session.
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