Written by Josephine Lategan
Puppies are bundles of joy covered in fur! It’s hard not to fall in love with their tiny button noses, little paws and curious nature to explore the world. Although their exploring sometimes leads to traces of shredded toilet paper in the bathroom, muddy pawprints on Persian rugs and chewed couch corners, they are totally worth it and can be trained easily!
Not sure if your pup is ready for training but keen to teach her a command or three? No worries, we’ve asked the experts from PupBox to guide you with some ‘pawsome’ puppy training tips.
PupBox says that training is a critical part of your puppy’s growth and development. However, it’s important to know when to start. Training can usually begin as soon as your pup is 7 to 8 weeks old.
Covering the basic commands
Teaching your little furry one basic commands is the foundation for every other type of training. “Simple commands such as ‘sit,’ ‘stay,’ ‘lay down,’ and ‘leave it’ are important ways to keep your puppy safe and happy as they explore the world.”, says PupBox.
Here are some puppy training tips by PupBox:
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When to teach your pup more skills
Before you move on to more advanced skills such as “rollover,” “shake,” “leave it,” or “wait,” make sure you get the foundation training sorted. And remember: Training never really ends. As a pet parent, it’s your job to keep up the training, continually practice known commands, and move on to advanced training as your dog matures.
Not a puppy parent yet, but thinking of adopting?
Responsible pet ownership begins before a pet enters your home. The Western Cape Government provides the following guidelines on what to consider before adopting a puppy:
Once you’ve set your mind on adopting a puppy there are a few things you should do to ensure that he/she has a healthy and happy life:
Finally, make sure your new puppy is covered with pet insurance as their curiosity and inquisitive nature often land them into peculiar situations and possibly (but hopefully not), accidents too. For the added peace of mind, why not get a quick online quote for dotsure.co.za pet insurance now? It won’t take more than 5 minutes. 😉
Let’s embrace the joys of puppy parenthood and continue to cherish the ‘inner-puppy’ of our older fur babies as well!
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