The Fundamentals

Puppy & Dog Training


Create a positive association & desire for the dog to learn. Intuitive in the dog training methods to bring out the best in the dog/s.Break down the task for the dog into small and logical steps. Have a goal to train and be realistic.

What do we need to teach the puppy?

The puppy is like a sponge ready to take on any new challenges. They’re inquisitive and learn new skills. It’s important the owner get it right from the start and is consistent in the training to help continue the puppy into adulthood. Some puppies will be motivated by food, fuss or both. To give the puppy a good start we need to teach some basic commands to help them understand what we expect of them and how they need to behave in certain situations.

Here are some basic commands we need to teach the puppy: Heel, sit, down, stay, leave, no & recall. 

When teaching the new commands use positive dog training methods to help build up the positive association with training such as using treats or a ball. Thus creating a desire for the puppy to work and for the owner. 

The cerebrum in the brain is responsible for association training. A part of the brain (the amygdala) can store negative associations (or experiences) so it can become a conditioned reflex. This helps when the puppy exhibits fight, flight, and freezes in a threatening situation. So it’s

important the puppy will be experiencing all new smells, sights,s, and sounds from newborns within reason. So don’t give the puppy a reason to be fearful of something or someone. For example, a young dog can be sensitized to children if not early introduced to them. Enhanced socialization around new places, people, and objects is important to prevent anxiety or  

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