Positive Reinforcement: Use treats, praise, and affection to reward good behavior. This encourages your puppy to repeat those actions.
Consistency: Set clear rules and stick to them. Consistency helps your puppy understand what's expected and reduces confusion.
Basic Commands: Begin with basic commands like "sit," "stay," "come," and "down." These commands provide a foundation for further training.
Short Sessions: Keep training sessions short and frequent to maintain your puppy's attention and prevent them from getting overwhelmed.
Patience: Puppies take time to learn, so be patient and avoid getting frustrated. Celebrate small successes along the way.
Socialization: Introduce your puppy to various people, animals, and environments to build their confidence and reduce future behavior issues.
Redirecting Bad Behavior: Instead of scolding, redirect your puppy's attention to a positive behavior. For example, if they're chewing on something inappropriate, offer a chew toy instead.