If you just got a brand new puppy, congratulations! You're in for a very fun yet frustrating time. One second, you'll be smiling at him for being so cute, while the next second, you'll want to scream at him for breaking something in the house. So when it comes to a puppies training, the sooner you do it, the better off you're going to be.
Although it's important to get a puppy trained early, this still means you are going to have to show some patience. Let's face it. This is a brand new situation for a puppy. You are going to have to give him a little leeway. He's not going to pick it all up on his first day at a new home.
The beginning part of the puppy training should be focused on boundaries. What can the puppy do? Where can it go? All these things have to be answered. The best way is just to simply keep an eye on him. Watch and see where he goes when he is in the house. If he walks into closet, be prepared to say “NO". The dog will soon get a sense by your tone, and where he is in the house, as to where he can go, and where he cannot.
Obviously, take him out a lot with a leash. Not only is it great for outside stimulus, but is also important for the dog to know that he has to relieve himself outside, not indoors. Whenever he does his business, make sure to give him a little treat, so he knows he's done good.
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