Advantages of Training Your Puppy In Your Home

Introducing a puppy into your home can be a wonderful. You’ve not only added a new member to your family, but you’ve also added a new sense of fun and playfulness into your life. These benefits, plus the promise of a new, loyal friend, are enough to make anyone want to go out and adopt a little fur ball of their own.

puppyJust remember, though puppies are cute and hard to resist, there is a lot of work involved in helping them assimilate to their new environment.

From basic obedience to potty training, you’ve got a long road ahead of you. Many simply do not have the time or patience to go at it alone. Don’t let this stop you from adopting a new friend, however. There are tons of excellent dog trainers who are more than happy to help you train Fido.

Before you sign your puppy up for a class, Lara, a certified, trusted dog trainer from New Braunfels, Texas shares insight on why your puppy will do better training at home.

Establish Yourself as The Pack Leader Of Your Home

Puppies naturally want to follow a pack leader. By definition, a pack leader is someone who exemplifies strength, stability, and consistency. Puppies sense our confidence levels and will take control if they perceive us as weak. When this happens, unwanted behaviors such as chewing, leash-pulling, or anxiety will develop.

This is why it is very important to demonstrate leadership in your puppy’s new environment (your home) from the beginning of their training. By working with a New Braunfels dog trainer in your home, you can establish yourself as the pack leader and maintain the kind of confidence that produces results in puppies.

Basic Behavior Modification

After establishing yourself as the pack leader in your home, your trainer will start teaching you certain tips to help ease your puppy into their new environment. They will teach you how to make the puppy feel safe, recognize you as a leader not a threat, and best of all, teach you how to use your firm, non-threatening influence to modify the puppy’s inherent behaviors.

If you allowed a trainer to do this outside your home your puppy may learn the routine, but not necessarily learn the routine for your home. For example, if you have wood furniture in your home whereas the training facility did not, your puppy may easily learn not to chew or destroy furniture at the facility, but may be confused when put alone in your home.


In the early days of housebreaking, you and your trainer will need to designate a place for your puppy to relieve himself or herself. This place must feel safe and familiar to the puppy. Lara suggests bringing your puppy outside to the same general area, first thing every morning. It is important to remain consistent so your puppy will develop the habit of going outside your home rather than inside.

By designating this place in the puppy’s new environment, they can easily adapt. Once your new puppy has successfully gone outside a few times, remember to reward their good behavior. Punishment is not suggested because you do not want to tamper with the environment you created. After all, you do not want your puppy scared of their surroundings. Instead, remain calm and assertive, and quietly remove the puppy to the place outside where you’d like him or her to go.

Though, New Braunfels dog trainer, Lara believes in creating a puppy training program customized for your particular pup, it never hurts to adhere to the tips above. By training your puppy in your own home, you can expect quicker results and start enjoying time with your precious pup.

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