CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW FAMILY MEMBER!
Congratulations! Your new puppy is adorable... but now the work begins!
A new puppy will need socializing and training, and the more time you invest with your puppy, the better the adult dog they will become! You can start some training early on, and in most cases can safely socialize your puppy with friends and family whose pets are fully vaccinated.
You should be cautious in socializing your puppy in uncontrolled situations (pet stores, dog parks, walking the neighborhood, or parks) until after their third set of puppy vaccines. However, some training facilities will take puppies as early as 9 weeks old and who have had their first vaccines and some deworming. Each puppy in the class will have had the same procedures done, to ensure everyone's good health.
Whether you are a first-time puppy owner or if it has been a while since you have raised one, we hope some of the videos below will help you find the information you are looking for. We are happy to make a recommendation to some of our local training facilities in the area, and of course, you can always call in to us with any questions: 519-624-9760.
Positive House Training with a Crate:
Teaching a Dog to "Drop It!":
Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called:
Taking Treats Nicely:
There are many other fun and informative videos at eHow Pets that may be useful tips to help you raise your new puppy.
You can call us at any time for a recommendation to local pet training classes or ask us for a brochure the next time you are in.
Please feel free to call us with any questions at 519-624-9760, and we will try to point you in the right direction.