Christmas puppies are so cute and wonderful. They were great at the pet store or in the breeder’s pen.  We all assumed that they were all ready to go and all we needed to do was to bring them home and play with them. That worked for a little while (emphasis on “little”) until they started pooping, jumping, and not listening.

Now comes “part Two” of our Christmas Puppy Experience… Training. That should be pretty easy too. We just tell them what to do and it will be great. Well, it doesn’t always work out like that. We ask our friends with dogs and they give us the training steps.  We follow those steps exactly and things still aren’t going well.

If we told our moms about this, hoping to get some sympathy to our plight, they would probably just laugh. They understood that we didn’t go from diapers to big boy pants overnight. They remember the many, many nights of helping us with our homework. Through their experiences, they clearly understand that learning takes time and patience.

We need to understand that we need to be patient when working with our new puppy. Sometimes things can take longer than we expect. That is OK. Robin and I have a great puppy training article that explains all of this. Please read our dog training blog titled “Why is it So Frustrating Trying to Train my New Puppy”.

Patie4nce is needed with your new puppy