You have made the choice to bring home a new family member! Your puppy is finally there. It is an experience and also a challenge to teach your puppy good habits from the start. Below we briefly explain why a dog school and your efforts are very important.
When raising your puppy it is important that you start the socialisation process right away. That can already start at home, by introducing your pup to other dogs and animals. But it is especially at the puppy school that your dog will come in contact with other puppies and dogs. Especially when you do not have any other dogs or animals at home, the dog school is crucial during the socialisation process.
Do you want more tips on how you can raise your puppy as soon as he comes home? Be sure to read this page!
Tip: Pick a dog school where puppies can play with each other under supervision. This way your pup will learn social behaviour!
Why do you give your puppy certain commands? There is only one good reason: teaching him good habits. So, both you and your pup need to learn these commands.
As a brand new dog owner the training school will provide you with a theoretical basis about specific dog behaviour and how you can best react to it.
Tip: Choose a dog school that offers tailored advice. Each pup has its own character.
Build a connection
A dog school will also make sure that the connection between you and your puppy keeps getting stronger. Together you are one team. It is important that your puppy enjoys himself during the trainings and that he is having fun by doing things for you. Your pup can be rewarded in different ways: with your voice, a clicker, a toy or... with snacks.
Tip: The dog school training should be based on positive behaviour. Do not punish, but reward!