This puppy training essentials post is sponsored. So there you are, headed into the store with the kids to pick up some groceries. What’s right by the door? A crate filled with the most adorable puppies ever, waiting for their furever home. Suddenly, you’re the focus of about a dozen sets of puppy dog eyes, evenly split between the four legged and two legged kind. You know what’s about to happen, you’re about to enter the puppy life. You know that it’s a good life, filled with lots of things to laugh at and tons of energy, but it’s also going to be a life where some messes are going to be made. Puppy training can be hard work but it’s easy with some of these Puppy Training Essentials.
Puppy Training Essentials
Some of the messes will be knocked over drinks or plants as puppies and kids enact the chase scenes from Scooby-Doo with predictable results. You have the tools to deal with those messes. Some of the messes will be from puppy learning to control himself and for those messes there’s Simple Solution Odor and Urine Destroyer. It can be frustrating, but it’s a frustration that will go away. As Dr. Evan Antin teaches, consistency and lots of love is the way to get through it. A crate is also essential, even domesticated animals need a safe place to retreat to.
When you are through it and puppy is going potty outside though, you still don’t want to step in “it”. Green Pups Waste Pick Up Bags are perfect for picking up those messes outside.
There are a lot of other things to consider with the puppy life also. It seems obvious to say that a puppy is a lot like a baby human, but you also have to consider what that means. Another thing that Dr. Evan Antin explains is that everything is going into their mouth. This is how puppies explore the world around them. An important tip is picking up all small objects in the house that your puppy could possibly chew and swallow, just like with human babies and toddlers.
One common mistake that Dr. Antin mentions many people make with a puppy is waiting too long to start to socialize them. You need to expose your pup to other pups as well as people so it learns social skills just like humans have to learn this. Wouldn’t it be great if more humans had the social skills some dogs do?!?! Dr. Antin reminds us that along with socialization, a quality diet and regular exercise & enrichment starting at a young age are so important.
As you begin the Pet Parent Life, living with a puppy or if you’re preparing to, don’t get caught without the play book. Boy, if only they had a play book for pre-teen daughters! That’s a whole different story. E-BOOK: THE PET PARENT’S PLAYBOOK FOR STAINS & ODORS is a must have with a new puppy in the house or if you’re planning for a new puppy!