By Jeff Stallings
I have had several people contact me recently, having just adopted a new puppy or considering it, asking me what they should do to start dog training on the right track. There are hundreds of puppy training books out there, often with contradictory advice, so I understand how overwhelming the information overload can be.
First and foremost, understand that getting a puppy is a highly stressful and potentially upsetting time, both for the puppy and for the people in the household. It is not easy, there are no shortcuts, and proper puppy training takes lots of time…lots! If you’re not willing to put at least a few hours per-day into direct interaction with your brand new puppy, please consider a cat instead. That said, if approached correctly, puppy ownership gets easier week by week, and the pay-off is years of peaceful co-existence with your companion animal.
Get in touch with me and I will email you my 12 steps towards ensuring that your wild-and-crazy puppy grows into calm and happy dog.