Bringing a puppy home for the first time is a wonderful experience for any pet parent, but puppy training can be intimidating for beginners. However, it is important to make the most out of your first few weeks and months together. From leash training and socialization to positive reinforcement, our beginner’s guide to puppy training is here to help you get started and give your new BFF the best possible start in life!
Puppies learn at different stages of their lives, but they can begin to learn basic commands like “sit” and “stay” as early as eight weeks old. Between eight and twelve weeks, it is also a good time to start socializing your pet with other fully vaccinated dogs.
Moreover, it is a good time to start leaving them alone for short periods of time to avoid separation anxiety later on whenever you have to leave the house to go to work. But we will go into basic puppy training commands further below.