The Complete Guide to Training a Puppy: Tips and Tricks for Successful Housebreaking
Before You Start Training Your Puppy Before you begin training your puppy, make sure that you have all the necessary gear and supplies. All puppies are different, so you’ll have to keep that in mind while choosing the training gear. Some things to keep in mind before you start puppy training are - your puppy’s age, size, and breed. Age - Depending on your puppy’s age, he or she might need to be toilet trained or housebroken. Most veterinarians will recommend that you start housebreaking your puppy at the age of six to eight weeks. This is the time when most puppies have received all the vaccinations and are generally fit enough to be taken out for walks and trained. Size - You’ll also have to consider your puppy’s size. Large breeds usually take longer to mature, so it’s recommended that you start training them when they’re about eight weeks old. Small breeds usually start training when they are around five to six weeks old. Breed - You will also have to take the breed of your puppy into consideration. Some breeds are known to be high-energy while others are low-energy. This is important to note because training a high-energy dog might take longer than training a low-energy dog.