…from Dog Trainer Krystyna Schmidt
The earlier puppy training starts, the more successful it will be. Teach your dog the rules as soon as it becomes part of the family. It is easier to start off on the right paw than to unlearn an unwanted behavior.
Engage the entire family in puppy training
The whole family should be engaged in puppy training. Rules need to be consistent, and the same training words should be used by each family member.
Stacey has done a wonderful job of crate training the puppies. It is imperative to continue this to encourage good potty-training habits, and prevent inappropriate chewing and other unwanted behaviors.
Exercise and mental stimulation is very important
Appropriate exercise and mental stimulation at all times of the year is critical for puppy training. There is an abundance of indoor and outdoor activities that can be used to accomplish this. Providing enough appropriately-sized bones, and toys with different textures, sounds, and purposes will help with your dog’s development. Puppies grow quickly; have bones and toys that will last for an extended period.
Personal puppy training at your home
Krystyna Schmidt is available for personal puppy training at your home. She can help implement these training tips and personalize them, as well as others, for your puppy and its environment.
Cost is $25/hour. Krystyna regularly serves families in the Tigard/Tualatin/Lake Oswego/West Linn/Wilsonville area. (A travel charge may be incurred outside of that area.) Please contact Krystyna by phone or text at 503.548.3428, and allow 24 hours for a return call.
Your puppy will thank you.