Raising a puppy can be a joy as well as a challenge. With the right canine training your new furry bundle of love can be a joy to be around for yourself, your friends, children, and other dogs.
Puppies are impressionable and their behavior can be influenced from birth. Traumatic events can leave them with stunted social skills and hurdles to becoming well socialized. It is not uncommon for a puppy to have an experience early in life that leads them to an aversion towards a relatively safe or nonthreatening experience or situation.
Training your puppy can be about much more than just commands and compliance. Exposure to different things and situations and building a normalization of things that could be perceived as threatening, can be a vital part of dog obedience. (more…)