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Professional Training Tips Every Puppy Parent Should Follow

Woman's Day Logo By Frances Lee of Woman's Day | Slide 2 of 14: As soon as you bring your puppy home, start observing their behavior and planning training sessions before they have a chance to develop unwanted behaviors. Certified dog trainer Devi Do, DPDT-KA, suggests letting your puppy adjust and get comfortable with their new home first and starting with training as soon as they are ready, typically a day or two after bringing them home. According to Do,“Puppies can start learning much earlier than you might expect. The critical learning period and socialization starts at 3 weeks, and a pup can learn the'sit' command pretty much right away. Teach good manners and set boundaries – for example, not jumping up on you or furniture – early on”.

DO: start training as early as your pup is ready

As soon as you bring your puppy home, start observing their behavior and planning training sessions before they have a chance to develop unwanted behaviors. Certified dog trainer Devi Do, DPDT-KA, suggests letting your puppy adjust and get comfortable with their new home first and starting with training as soon as they are ready, typically a day or two after bringing them home. According to Do,“Puppies can start learning much earlier than you might expect. The critical learning period and socialization starts at 3 weeks, and a pup can learn the'sit' command pretty much right away. Teach good manners and set boundaries – for example, not jumping up on you or furniture – early on”.

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