Training Your New Puppy

You just adopted a new puppy. Now what? It’s time to start training that cute little fur ball into the well-behaved dog you know it can be.

When training your new dog, it is important to be patient. Some breeds are easier to train than others, so it is good to keep that in mind when starting the training process.

Below are some of the easiest breeds to train:

  1. Poodle
  2. Golden Retriever
  3. Labrador Retriever
  4. Collie
  5. Shetland Sheepdog
  6. Border Terrier

These are just a few breeds that would be a great choice for a less experienced pet owner who is looking for a dog that is easier to train.

Below are some of the hardest breeds to train:

  1. Blood Hound
  2. Dalmatian
  3. Pug
  4. Chow Chow
  5. Beagle
  6. Mastiff

Although these dogs are not impossible to train, they would be better suited for a more experienced pet owner with more patience and time to dedicate to training.

Some dogs may find it easier to learn tricks and commands with their owner or a trainer in a one-on-one environment, while others may succeed in a class setting. Even though a class setting may be distracting for some energetic puppies, it is a great way to begin to socialize your new 4-legged friend!

Once they’ve learned their name, you can begin to teach them commands. When you are starting to train your pup, you will want to begin with just a few commands. Introducing too many new commands at once can confuse your puppy and make it harder for them to learn.

Here are five essential commands to start training your dog:

  1. Sit
  2. Come
  3. Stay
  4. Down
  5. Leave it

Once they have mastered the basics, you can begin to teach them some fun tricks like “speak”, “dance”, and even how to retrieve! With patience and practice, you will have a perfectly well-trained friend by your side in no time. Here at 4Paws, we look forward to protecting and supporting your 4-legged friend as they train for all the tail-wagging years ahead! Interested in learning more about how a 4Paws Insurance Plan can protect your pooch? Recieve a free quote today and get more information, here!