You have a new puppy, great, now what? Do you know what kind of puppy you have? Is your puppy playful, protective, outgoing or shy? Well, whatever puppy you have, you can use these helpful puppy tips to connect with your new member of the family.

Just remember that if you want your new puppy to obey, respect, and love you then you need to never ever hurt your puppy. Your new puppy needs to feel safe and secure. Hitting him as a means of punishment is not encouraged at all as this could lead to major behavioral problems such as biting.

Reinforce your puppy's good behavior. Praise and treats are always a good way to do just that. Good behavior such as peeing outside, sitting when told to, no barking in the house, etc. Done correctly, food treats can be used as motivators also.

Puppies learn more easily when food is involved because it is more satisfying than toys at that point. Use part of their daily intake so as to not over feed your new puppy, therefore keeping your new dog healthy while training him.

Rather than yelling at your puppy if he doesn't respond to your commands, use the ignorance or inattention tactic. Puppies thrive on attention so when you don't pay attention to them, that is more than punishment enough.

House train your new puppy as soon as possible and try to be patient and consistent. Your puppy needs time to learn so remember accidents happen. Make sure your puppy socializes.
This is important because you can have a well-behaved puppy if you get him into some proactive socializing in the early stages. Your puppys most impressionable period is when he is young, birth to sixteen weeks. So make sure you are doing all you can to help acclimate your dog to society.

If possible, try to groom your puppy daily. Brushing, bathing, toenail clipping, ear cleaning are just a few. Also examining and cleaning your puppy's teeth should be on your list of dos for a healthy dog. Your ultimate goal is to have your puppy comfortable and have him look forward to being handled by you or your children.

A stressed out dog is no fun for you or the dog, so make sure your puppy gets used to the attention. Make sure you use treats to praise your pup for good behavior during this time, and be gentle. Like humans, dogs respond to kindness and tender care, more so than harsh words.

Start training your dog not to bite early on in life. Have your whole household be part of this training. Understand that it is natural for a dog to want to bite. But it only takes some simple steps to keep your puppy playful but not dangerous.

Try playing with your puppy, allowing him to bite you, when he does it too hard say ouch! really loud and let it startle him. Stop playing with him for a few minutes and then start over until he understands the difference between playful biting and harmful biting.

Teaching your new puppy what is ok and not ok to chew on is very important. You would like to keep your good shoes good right? Well make sure you teach your puppy the ways of your household. Ensuring a happy puppy and happy owner.

When you catch him chewing on something he isn't supposed to, face it you will, say loudly NO! Startle him without frightening him into not chewing on that item. Hand him a chew toy to chew on instead. Praise him for chewing on his toy and he will be more than happy to chew it into oblivion.

For new puppy owners, just remember to give your puppy lots of love and attention. This will help them to be happy, healthy, and obedient and will make ongoing puppy training lessons more manageable.

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