Start training your little puppy as soon as you bring it home. You can hire a professional to do the training or you can do it. There are local dog training classes available, just check the internet, newspaper or the telephone book. You should also ask your veterinarian to recommend a trainer in your area.

Obedience and Behavioral, are the two types of training you should consider for your puppy or dog.

Jumping, car chasing, begging, climbing on furniture, or inappropriate chewing are a few bad habits that your puppy could develop were behavioral training tends to correct. It is very important to be consistent during the training process. For example, do not let your puppy on the couch unless you are planning to always let him.

Obedience training sessions should be frequent but short to prevent your dog from becoming bored: two or three times a day for ten to fifteen minute will be sufficient. It is best to train your dog right before meals so it associates his meal with a reward for the training.

Be patient and consistent while training and before giving a word command to your dog, speak its name to get its attention; then speak a one-word command like "come", "stay," "heel" or "sit,". You will have to repeat the command many times so say them loudly and clearly. Always remember to praise your dog when it responds correctly. This encourages your puppy or dog to perform correctly the next time. You may use either food or a verbal praise as the reward or both. Try not to use negative reinforcement. When trying to give punishment, do not call your dog to come to you for the discipline, as the result will be to teach your dog not to come on command. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break, and be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. Your dog will sense this and will start to associate training with the disappointment you unknowingly display. You cannot hide your heightened frustration from your puppy or a dog. Dogs can sense and feel human emotions, so try to stay relaxed, firm, and confident during the training sessions.