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Dog Training – The First Steps for Any New Owner

February 11, 2017

The beginning of dog ownership is filled with lots of love and cuddles, but it’s also the foundation for how your newest family member will behave over its lifetime. Here at Petland, we want to make sure you have all your bases covered when starting dog training with your new puppy. So if you have already brought a new little one home or you are seriously considering adding a puppy to your family, check out our tips for getting your dog training off to a great start!

Tools for Dog Training

When beginning a regimen for training, you need to make sure you have the supplies to help you every step of the way. Petland stocks all the latest and greatest when it comes to training! If you are housebreaking, it is imperative to have a correct size crate and establish a routine of “potty times” for your new puppy to get in the swing of things. You will also need an array of stain and odor removers, housebreaking aids and, of course, lots of training treats! Our dedicated Pet Counselors can help you select the right training tools for you and your companion. dog training Socializing Dogs and Puppies Socialization is so important for your new puppy! Training them to accept new people, animals and various places while they are young will help make them a better-behaved pet long term. Socialized dogs are happier, less likely to develop behavior problems and are generally more welcomed by others. It is also paramount when socializing your puppy to have proper leashes, collars and harnesses to keep them safe and close to you. We have a wide variety of colors and styles to choose from and we are happy to size collars and harnesses for any puppy or dog!

Mastering Basic Commands and Tricks

At Petland, we strongly suggest that every puppy that goes home from our store participate in our dog training program. Basic commands are a great way for you, as the owner, to establish dominance and training practices with your new puppy. Basic commands can help you overcome common dog behavior problems and will help keep your dog safe. Dog tricks are a great way to take your dog training to the next level and give your dog some mental stimulation as well!

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