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Professional Training Tips Every Puppy Parent Should Follow

Woman's Day Logo By Frances Lee of Woman's Day | Slide 3 of 14: Although your puppy will surely get on your nerves from time to time, it is essential that you keep your cool even during the most difficult moments. As PetSmart accredited dog trainer Stephanie Ip explains,“If you raise your voice, they sense an increase in energy and excitement, but they might not understand that you’re angry or upset and can get even more excited or jumpy, which is counterproductive". Remember, your dog’s behavior is a reflection on you as the owner and trainer and not the behavior of your pup.

DON’T: raise your voice or yell at your puppy

Although your puppy will surely get on your nerves from time to time, it is essential that you keep your cool even during the most difficult moments. As PetSmart accredited dog trainer Stephanie Ip explains,“If you raise your voice, they sense an increase in energy and excitement, but they might not understand that you’re angry or upset and can get even more excited or jumpy, which is counterproductive". Remember, your dog’s behavior is a reflection on you as the owner and trainer and not the behavior of your pup.

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