The Cost of Not Training Your Puppy
If you recently got, or are planning to get, a new puppy, you may find yourself overwhelmed with all the things you need. A new leash, collar, bed, toys, treats, vet visits … the list goes on. Having a puppy can be a large financial investment and it’s no wonder so many new puppy owners think putting training on hold is an option. But fact is, NOT training your new puppy can cost you a lot more — in time, patience and money.
Destruction Maybe it’s your favorite pair of shoes, or even worse, your entire couch (yup this happened to someone we know) … everything within reach is fair game when it comes to puppy teeth. Learning how to teach your puppy what’s ok to chew on and what’s not is one of the most important things you’ll want to know as a new dog owner.
House Breaking This one is pretty self explanatory. Ever tried to get the smell of puppy urine out of carpet? Though there are some great products on the market that break up enzymes and help, puppy pee is brutal on your flooring. Although many pet stores push the option, potty pads are only going to confuse your puppy and make long-term house breaking more challenging.
Socialization The first six months of a puppy’s life are the most imperative time to introduce them to new sights, sounds and smells. At Train Pro Dogs, socialization in our puppy programs includes other puppies, other humans and objects. Not providing your puppy as many new experiences as possible can easily lead to confidence issues and other behavioral problems that will be harder, and more expensive, to undo when they are older.
Puppies are a huge commitment. Providing them a solid foundation of obedience, socialization and structure when they are still young will save you frustration and money down they line. With program options including group class, private lessons, and even a puppy board and train program, not enrolling in Train Pro Dogs' puppy programs is a decision you can’t afford to make!