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There are many important guidelines you need to keep in mind when teaching your puppy the basics of good behavior. Exercising the right training skills will determine the success or failure of your training program with your dog. Following these five important steps, teaching your puppy will be easier than ever.

1- Be Gentle 

Your new puppy will be very sensitive at first, so he won't be able to handle anything that is too stressful on an emotional and physical level or makes him anxious. While learning usually happens quickly, now is the time for your puppy to respond poorly to stress or training that is too difficult. If it is too easy to produce fear during the training process, it can inhibit the puppy's ability to learn, so be gentle and firm during training.

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2- Keep Things Brief 

The attention span of puppies is shorter than that of children. Your puppy will learn only when his or her attention is focused on you. When your puppy is physically or mentally exhausted, you will not see the results you are looking for. Make sure to be brief when letting your puppy complete the training activity, and then you can move on.

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3- Exercise patience 

Expecting results overnight will only make you frustrated and cause your training program to lose focus. Relax and understand that things like this take time, and the puppy will suddenly learn. Puppies also experience short-term memory decline, so if your puppy seems to forget some training from day to day, don't let yourself be overwhelmed. Be patient in training and you will be fine.

4- Practice simplicity 

If you want the best results, you should teach your puppy step by step. This is the best way for your puppy to learn. Practicing a simple step-by-step method, your puppy will learn faster than you use a more intensive training program and will enjoy the process more thoroughly.

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5- Building confidence

Confidence is the core of every healthy adult dog, and confidence starts with building confidence in puppies. It is not difficult to build confidence in a puppy. All you need to do is spend as much time with your puppy as possible. This will help build self-confidence in the puppy. When you get your puppy for the first time, you should not always be in training mode, but sometimes you should take a step back and play with your dog and play with him or her in the process. Training is important, but the most important thing is that your dog needs to know that you are a friend.

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Bottom line

Practice commands in many different places in the living room, garden, hallway or kitchen, or even while walking so that he is used to responding to you in various situations. You can use this technique to help train other aspects of your puppy, such as encouraging him to stand still and get used to traveling by car.

These five basic training foundations are essential for preparing your puppies for an effective training program, and when properly integrated into your puppy's training process, you will get better results.

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