Puppy House Training

The best age for puppy house training and to bring a puppy into your home is when he is eight or nine months old. This is suggested since teaching a dog a certain conduct is easier than trying to change one. The character of a puppy is influenced a lot by the mother; if the mother does not trust or is aggressive toward people she doesn't know, she will most likely pass this behavior on to her puppies. On the other hand if the mother trusts and likes people, most likely her puppies will learn the same and be more confident. As a puppy grows, he needs to learn and get used to facing new people, other dogs, other animals etc without feeling insecurity. This process is more commonly known as socializing. Starting from when a puppy is four to eight weeks, he must start to socialize with children, adults (male and females), and if possible, with other pets as well. It's also important you introduce a puppy to different types of sounds such as the television, radio, washer machine, vacuum cleaner, dishwasher etc. This is why it's important to pick a reputable breeder that is conscious of the importance of touching and showing a puppy as many different types of experiences as possible when they are still living with their mother. The most confident and secure dogs are those that have been raised around the normal atmosphere of a family. At around fourteen weeks of age, puppies become more untrusting and apprehensive about new circumstances. In nature this attitude is probably due to the need to take caution and be careful since this is the age where they started becoming adults and living as such. To avoid conduct problems in the future it is essential the puppy has benefited from the most amount of socialization as possible before reaching this critical age. There are a lot of dog owners that wait until the puppy has reached adulthood to only then start training and teaching them, however by then it is either too late or difficult to handle. Puppy hood is in essence the most decisive age for the dog's education. Dogs that do not benefit from good socialization turn into excessively shy adults who are afraid, difficult to train, and in some cases, aggressive.

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