Many people come to me because they’ve got a new dog or puppy and want to get off on the right foot (or paw!). And that’s what Posey’s mom did with her terrier mix puppy.
Here’s some quick, top level advice:
First & foremost, remember you are raising a dog, not just teaching commands and tricks. You need to ensure your dog has good manners and remains safe to himself and others throughout his life.
The most important things you’ll need to teach your new dog are:
(For more detailed advice, see our puppy training page.)
And, of course, basic commands are important. The 4 commands we feel are requirements for a safe dog are:
If a dog has mastered all of those commands, the rest will be a breeze.
(For more details, see our basic obedience page.)