What to Train Your Puppy First

What to Train Your Puppy First

What to train your puppy in the first few training sessions

In the first few training sessions with your puppy you can choose what to work on first depending on their behavior and personality.

For all puppies:

• Settle- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wesm2OpE_2c&t=1s
• Following a food lure without mouthing or licking- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwQfW54Yh8s
• Attention noise- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBvPaqMZyo8&
(stay tuned for a new version of this video coming up in the next couple weeks)

If you have a puppy who seems disinterested in treats:

• Make sure your puppy has not just eaten a meal before training. Try a variety of treats of different types and use higher value treats at first.
• Attention games- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTSuPk2Ccjo&t
• Recall- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjd99MlmqqI

If you have a puppy who is over-excited by the treats:

• Make sure to train after he has had a meal. Use low value treats like kibble.
• Settle- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wesm2OpE_2c&t=1s
• No mugging- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4IzTn-kMU0

If you have a puppy who acts reserved or timid with handling:

• Work on handling and restraint- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Otlr6RX7o
• Touch- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWSJVwZybwo
• Chinrest- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2lnaerPR5o
• Avoid working on leave it, impulse control games and no mugging until the pup has built confidence.

If you have a puppy who takes treats hard here is a tutorial on what to do:
https://dogmantics.com/what-to-do-if-your-dog-takes-treats-hard/

If the puppy is mouthy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c77–cCHPyU