* A Note on Puppy Socialization
Puppy socialization is one of the most vital importances during puppyhood. From the time your pup is 8 weeks old through the time they are about 5 months old, they are very sensitive to new experiences. It is important that during this time puppies have positive experiences with all sorts of people, places, and things (as well as other animals) to avoid fear and aggression issues in the future and to keep your puppy well-adjusted. Part of socialization is also making sure your puppy is learning in a way that creates a positive association with the world around them. Friend to the Furry keeps this in mind with all puppy services and also incorporates specific socialization lessons in our Perfect Puppy Program puppy kindergarten group classes (one of the best ways to socialize your puppy to other pups).
Better Living through Puppy Training
Puppy training, when done correctly, can actually improve the quality of your life as well as your puppy's.
Puppy problems are often bigger issues for the owners than the puppies - housetraining, chewing, biting and nipping. Basically, all of these are natural behaviors for puppies. By teaching puppies what they should be doing instead, we are able to eliminate these problems while still satisfying the needs that cause them.
Friend to the Furry offers in-home consultations as well as group classes teaching puppies through positive reinforcement methods that they can begin to learn through as early as 2 weeks of age! These gentle methods work best for young pups in that they allow the puppy to learn what they need to do while creating a bond between puppy and owner and a positive association with the world around them.
It's Never Too Early to Start Training
One of the best things you can do for your puppy is to start your puppy's training early and correctly. Puppies don't stay puppies forever (technically only 6 months). It is desirable to work on your puppy problems before they become well-practiced big dog issues (even if your "big" adult dog is only 6 pounds). Friend to the Furry's puppy training services will teach you and your puppy, so you learn how to raise a happy, friendly, well-adjusted dog, by starting off right from the beginning.
Contact Friend to the Furry today for advice on the next best steps for your new puppy!