Having a new puppy is always great, as long as you have the time to teach your puppy right from wrong. Although it may be difficult, teaching a dog whilst they are a puppy if much easier compared to teaching a fully grown canine.
Planning ahead is a great idea so you can sign up for group classes for you new family member. Such classes are usually run in groups with dogs of a similar age, these group classes teach you how to control your puppy in an everyday environment and are a great way to condition good manners with basic obedience.
Your puppy will learn to listen to you as their owner/leader and respond to you while in a class situation around other puppies and people. This is part of socialisation and is critical to helping your pup succeed in there training. Most training grounds have enclosed outdoor facilities for safety, making training very enjoyable, and give you the peace of mind that your pooch won’t run away and get lost. Puppy training is usually done in a very supportive environment as you support other puppies and their owners with each accomplishment made.
As previously mentioned classes tend to be run with age groups. If your pooch is past puppy but still lacks the socialisation skills they need, training can still be done in a safe and controlled environment.
Just remember to research puppy training schools in your local area as it is also a great way to meet other owners and potential dog walking companions. Another very important issue before bringing your dog to a training class is to make sure all their vaccinations are up to date. Any good canine training school will ask to see your dog’s vaccination history before allowing them into the class.