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Moving the Goalposts in your Puppy Training!

When your puppy is out exploring the world, enjoying new experiences, it’s important to view this as a training opportunity. My question to you is: how would you like your puppy to behave in these situations when they have grown up?

You see, the mistake that is sometimes made is when we allow puppies to get away with things. Then our expectations and rules drastically alter when they’re grown up. “You’ve grown up now, so you shouldn’t act like that!” “You’re an adult now, you should know better!” But if we haven’t taken the time to train these skills from the start, it leads to a confused and frustrated dog.

Consistency is key! Start as you mean to go on!

Let’s set our puppies up for success! Train them with the expectations of how we want them to behave as adults.

Working on key concepts

  • focus,
  • impulse control,
  • calmness and
  • building a phenomenal relationship with you

All of these will help you to develop your puppy into a well-mannered good canine citizen that you can be enormously proud of. Check out more of our Thursday Training Tips HERE.

kelly-murrellAbout the Author: Kelly Murrell helps out with some of the work in the office at Devon Dogs, particularly with marketing and advertising. She used to work in the office at East Bowerland Farm, and recently moved to Vancouver Island, Canada with her husband. She is an avid dog trainer and regularly posts dog training tips for Devon Dogs, Bowerland and Progressive Paws.

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