LOS ANGELES, CA, Sept. 23, 2022 – In an article with Daily Paws, Zoom Room trainer Heather Gillihan shares her expert tips on the best methods to train a puppy. Starting a new puppy off on the right paw is crucial for a harmonious home life. But with so many different methods and opinions out there, it can be tough to know where to start.
Gillihan says the best time to start training puppy obedience is on day one. “Every minute, with every interaction, one of the two of you is being trained. Make sure it’s the puppy, not you. Don’t encourage the bad behaviors right now, and you won’t have to worry about them in the future.”
Here are Gillihan’s top tips for training your new puppy:
1. Start with the basics. Sit, stay, come and down are essential commands that every dog should know. Once your pup has mastered these, you can move on to more advanced tricks.
2. Be consistent. It’s important that everyone in the family uses the same commands and rewards when training the puppy. This will avoid confusion and help the pup learn more quickly.
3. Use positive reinforcement. Dogs are much more likely to respond positively to rewards like treats, praise and petting than to punishment. When your pup does something you want him to do, make sure to give him lots of positive reinforcement so he knows he’s on the right track.
4. Be patient. Puppies have short attention spans and will make mistakes – that’s part of the learning process! Just keep at it and eventually your pup will get the hang of things.
With these expert tips, you’ll have your new puppy trained in no time!
“Training a new puppy can be overwhelming at first but the good news is puppies are eager and willing to learn good manners and behavior,” said Gillihan. “The best time to start training puppy obedience is on day one.”
“Every minute, with every interaction, one of the two of you is being trained,” Gillihan continued. “Make sure it’s the puppy, not you. Don’t encourage the bad behaviors right now, and you won’t have to worry about them in the future.”
Zoom Room is the perfect place for dog owners who want to socialize their dogs and learn positive dog training methods. The company offers a variety of classes, events and retail products that make it easy and fun to work out with your dog. Zoom Room also gives back to the community by partnering with animal rescue and welfare organizations.
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ABOUT ZOOM ROOM
Founded in 2007, Zoom Room® is a venture-backed and revolutionary indoor dog training gym with locations across the U.S. With an emphasis on socialization, positive reinforcement, human education and the value of interactive learning, the company aims to strengthen the bond and communication between dogs and their owners. Zoom Room’s key revenue streams include dog training classes, socialization events and retail products. Zoom Room celebrates responsible pet owners who love to socialize with their dogs and embrace positive dog training methods in a fun, friendly environment for working out with your dog. They are the authors of Puppy Training in 7 Easy Steps, the best-selling dog training book of 2020, and Ultimate Puppy Training for Kids. Rooted in the belief that it’s important to give back to the community, Zoom Room works closely with animal rescue and welfare organizations both locally and nationwide. Learn more at https://zoomroom.com/.