How to Start Training Your Puppy: Where to Start Puppy Training


When is the best time to start training my dog? This is one of the most
frequently asked questions. Many myths and ideas exist about the best time to
start. The short answer is that the younger you are, the better! You can and
should start training your puppy as soon as you receive it.

The Advantages of Raising Puppies

Many people acquire their dogs as puppies. When I say “puppy stage,” I mean the
period from birth to six months of age. However, until they are a year old or
older, dogs are still puppies. The majority of your dog’s developmental stages
end at 6 months. That is why it is preferable to begin when you are young.

The disadvantage of having a puppy is that you will have to deal with some of
the annoying puppy issues. Getting a puppy, on the other hand, has far more
advantages than disadvantages in my opinion. When they are young, for example,
you can form a strong bond with them. You can also shape them into the dog you
want. Training is most important during the puppy stage.

Where Should You Start Puppy Training?

The majority of your focus should be on socialization during this stage. It’s a
good idea to start by exposing your puppy to as many people, dogs, places, and
situations as possible. Simply ensure every interaction with your puppy is
positive and rewarding. Make sure you don’t force your puppy to do anything he
or she doesn’t want to do.However, you can use food to encourage them to
approach on their own.

Strangers can also say hello to your puppy and give it treats. This will create
positive experiences for your puppy, and he or she will grow up to like
strangers rather than fear them. However, you should not use food to assist
other dogs. The other dog could be food aggressive, and things could quickly


When introducing your puppy to other puppies, you should try to start with
other puppies. This makes them feel less threatened. If this isn’t possible,
your puppy can socialize with adult dogs. Many adult dogs are playful with
puppies and patient with them. Just make sure to find an adult dog that fits
the bill.

Keep in mind that an adult dog may give your puppy a mild correction during the
course of play. These can appear intimidating or powerful, but they are
necessary. Physical harm should not be caused by the correction. In addition,
the adult dog should resume playing at a more acceptable level. Remember, these
gentle corrections help your puppy learn what is and is not acceptable play.
However, you must ensure that the adult dog is not too rough.

Potty Training Begins Early

Potty training should be the next priority during the puppy stage. Now is the
best time to explain to your puppy where he or she should go potty.

It’s critical to never punish your puppy for accidents in the house when potty
training. This will only make the puppy avoid going to the bathroom in front of
you. And this is a problem that makes the process much more difficult and
time-consuming. Here’s a quick checklist of things to remember when potty
training your child.


  • Ten minutes after eating or drinking, take your puppy outside to potty.
  • Whenever your puppy wakes up from a nap or is let out of the crate, take him
    outside to potty right away.
  • Reward your puppy with a food treat when he goes outside to potty.
  • Allow plenty of time for your puppy to go outside because he may need to go
    potty several times to get everything out.
  • If you can’t keep a close eye on your puppy, put him in his crate to prevent
  • If your puppy has an accident, take him outside and clean up the mess with an
    enzyme-based cleaner.                                             

This is a basic potty training schedule. After you’ve completed this, you can
move on to basic obedience. Keep an eye out for basic and advanced obedience
training ideas. Keep yourself motivated and consistent until then. Remember to
make training time enjoyable and exciting for both of you.