If you are considering getting a new puppy, it is very important to remember that there are several other things as well, that you will need to deal with all through your dogs life. Apart from bedding, food, and giving the little animal plenty of love, it is also vital that you begin puppy training from the minute you bring him or her home, which will make life for both of you, a lot easier.
It is so easy to spoil a cute, adorable, little animal rotten, which is what most people are inclined to do, but for your sake, as well as your new little canine friend, start teaching him or her certain basic things as soon as possible. These lessons will be fun for your pup, and will also help to make him or her a well balanced, well behaved adult, that will last for the rest of his or her life.
Of course, training the pup to not use the inside of your home as a toilet is one of the first things that it must learn. This does take a lot of time and patience, but, with plenty of perseverance on your part, and a reward every time your pup does the right thing, the penny will soon drop, and your little one will go outside automatically, to do the deed.
All young dogs bite and chew when they are playing, and also while they are teething. Normally, they would learn how to control these actions from their siblings, but seeing that they are taken away from their families before they learn these things, it is up to their new owners to show them how.
Barking is natural for any canine, and puppies are no exception, as they will bark, howl and whine for a number of reasons, very often behaving this way for nothing at all. As natural as it is for dogs to bark, it does become very annoying when they do this incessantly, so it is important that you learn how to stop your puppy from barking and howling for no apparent reason.
Separation anxiety is something that many young canines experience when they are left at home alone, and apart from whining, barking and howling, they also very often keep themselves busy in ways that are not acceptable. For instance, he or she might chew your furniture, dig up you plants, and use your carpets as a toilet, or anything else that will help it forget that it is missing you.
Of course, you will want to take the new addition to your home for walks, and this will make it necessary for your puppy to learn to wear a collar and walk on a leash. During these times, you can also teach and get your pup used to, the art of navigating flights of stairs as well.
To make life even more enjoyable and a lot easier for both you and your furry friend, take him or her to dog obedience training. Although they will not solve all your puppies problems, they are still invaluable as a basis for just about any behavioral problem, and will also teach you how to best communicate with your pup. Take some time to do a little research on the Internet, and you will find all sorts of hints and tips regarding the training of young canines, so that he or she will grow to be a happy, confident, well behaved adult, and a pleasure to share your home with.