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Need a Training Refresher for Your New Puppy? Pet Palace Can Help!

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New puppies can be a challenging task to take on, even for experienced pet owners. To help you out, our team at Pet Palace has some helpful tips and tricks to make caring for your puppy easier.

Housetraining: The Basics

Housebreaking your puppy is the number one concern of new pet owners. However, if you practice consistently, your dog will learn faster. We recommend you start teaching your puppy between the ages of 12-14 weeks. To do so, practice the following:

  • Adhere to a regular food schedule for your puppy. No grazing throughout the day!
  • Take your puppy out first thing in the morning and after meals. Then, aim to take them out throughout the day, every 30-60 minutes. Also, don’t forget to take your puppy out before leaving him or her alone or before bedtime. Are you seeing a pattern here? Basically, you’re going to want to take your puppy out often.
  • If your puppy eliminates outside, reward him or her with a treat, a walk, or a loving pat on the back to acknowledge their good behavior.
  • Your new puppy will have mishaps from time to time. If you catch your puppy in the act, clap or speak loudly to distract him or her before taking them outside. Don’t punish your puppy, as it will only teach him or her to fear you. Finally, you’ll want to clean the area with a cleaner specifically designed for pet accidents so your puppy isn’t tempted to go in the same place again.For more housetraining basics, our team at Pet Palace recommends the following to ensure that your new puppy is healthy and happy in their new home!

For more housetraining basics, our team at Pet Palace recommends the following to ensure that your new puppy is healthy and happy in their new home!

Socialize, Socialize, Socialize!

Early socialization can help puppies learn to play well with others. When pet owners ignore this aspect, puppies grow into overly fearful adult dogs. Between 8-16 weeks, you’ll want to expose your puppy to new experiences – friendly, vaccinated dogs and supervised visits with children are a good place to start. To make the introduction process go smoothly, have the kids offer treats to your puppy so he or she develops a positive association with children.

Start Grooming Early

Typically, puppies don’t require a lot of grooming, but you’re going to want to get them used to the idea while they’re young. This means handling and inspecting them so they’ll be on their best behavior at the vet’s office, for instance. Practice looking into their ears, picking up their paws, and inspecting their fur. Again, as with the other training we’ve mentioned, reward good behavior with treats!

How Can Pet Palace Help?

For many pet owners, nail clipping is a much-dreaded task. We can help! Not only can we trim your puppy’s nails, but we also provide full grooming services including baths, fur brushing, teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and hair styling. Feeling extra indulgent? We’ll even polish your dog’s nails and give them a massage.

We also offer doggy day care to give your puppy the chance to develop those all-important socialization skills we talked about. At our luxe doggy day care, your puppy will get personalized attention and the opportunity to participate in supervised, small play groups. He or she can even relax afterward in their own comfortable villa, equipped with heating and air conditioning. No, sorry, pet parents, you can’t stay in one – it’s for dogs only!

On top of that, we have Pet Palace locations in the following cities:

Additionally, for those in Columbus, Ohio or the surrounding area, we now offer dog training services! Come bridge the gap in communication between you and your new puppy with the use of positive reinforcement, because happy dogs learn best. Other convenient dog training locations coming soon!

Contact Pet Palace for Puppy Training Tips

If you’d like to schedule a doggy day care session, or are interested in our grooming or boarding services, we encourage you to get in touch with us. It’s easy! Simply make a reservation on our site or contact your local Pet Palace. We look forward to helping you with your puppy training in any way we can!

Lora Shaw

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Lora Shaw

Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.

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