Getting a new puppy is so exciting! But proper training in those early months is crucial for raising a well-behaved dog.

Find tips, techniques and advice for being the best dog owner by visiting my Free dog training Guide.

Key Areas of New Puppy Training

Here are some key training areas to focus on:

Clicker Training

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  • Marks positive behaviors precisely.
  • Allows reward delivery a bit later.
  • Makes training like a fun game.

Teaching Your Pup Their Name

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  • Use short, upbeat repetition of their name followed by treats.
  • Be consistent and say their name before commands.
  • Make it a fun game to get their attention.

Crate Training

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  • Helps immensely with potty training success.
  • Provides a cozy, secure den for resting.
  • Makes travel and new environments less stressful.

Potty Training

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  • Stick to a consistent schedule for meals, water, and potty breaks.
  • Praise and reward successes immediately.
  • Limit access to rooms until fully potty trained.

Stay positive and consistent with training during those early months and you’ll have a great companion for life.

Check out the essential training and obedience training pages for more training tips!