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Train, Don't Complain

Easy, online puppy training from the comfort of your own home. 

Dog training videos, articles, and valuable information so that you can prepare to bring your new puppy home.

8 to 20 Weeks Old is Key Puppy Training Age!

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With Puppy Trained Right, you'll learn how to create an environment conducive to a smooth transition, so that your puppy can adapt easily to your home. Begin training your puppy now so that you can enjoy a well balanced, obedient puppy for many years to come!

Many people have limiting beliefs when it comes to puppies and puppy training. These beliefs aren't necessarily based on reality, and can prevent humans from training their puppies properly.

For example, puppy owners often believe that once they've had their puppy trained, they're done; the puppy will come home fully trained, and stay that way forever. This is not true! Puppy training must be reinforced and maintained on a daily basis throughout the puppy's life. Puppy training classes is really puppy training geared to puppy owners, providing them with the tools they need to manage their puppies on a daily basis, year after year.


The Puppy Trained Right Program

Our puppy training program is designed for busy puppy owners who are committed to training their puppies into well-adjusted adult dogs. It works from the comfort of your home, or on your phone during your lunch break.

Training on your own time removes the need for a scheduled weekly class, and also allows you to watch the puppy training lessons over and over... something you can't do otherwise.

  • It's easy for anyone (recommended age: 12+)
  • Based on positive reinforcement puppy training
  • Dispels common puppy training myths
  • It's more convenient than puppy training classes
  • You can begin learning now before your puppy comes home
  • Gives you time to prepare your family and your home
  • Get Printable checklists for socialization and potty training
  • Train your puppy properly the first time instead of learning from your mistakes
  • We're recommended by breeders for our high level of puppy training success
  • 11 Puppy Training videos-all you need to start off on the right foot including how to potty train your puppy using bells to go outside.
  • 12 Training Articles from House Training to Training Your Puppy Not to Bite, Getting Your Puppy to Stop Jumping Up, Puppy Impulse Control and Much More
  • Puppy Socialization and Puppy House Training Printable checklists
  • Over 30 articles between the membership and free pages to build knowledge of your dog. Puppy Crate Training, Puppy Play Biting/Nipping or Destructive Puppy Chewing, How to Socialize your Puppy, Introduce Your Puppy to Dogs/Cats, Shots, Feeding, and Puppy Dental Care are just a few!


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Who should take care of the new puppy?

Have a family meeting to decide who feeds, who walks the puppy and who cleans up poop in the yard. Table all other things for discussion and all questions in need of answers prior to bringing home your puppy. Some others you will need to consider are rules for your children such as being consistent with commands like for example down. Does down mean get down from the couch or does down mean lie down? Is it ok to pick the puppy up and if so how should it be done? For small children having them sit on the floor and place the puppy on their lap is the safest way. Too often we hear of a puppy wiggling in someone’s arms and being dropped and injured. Although it doesn’t happen often, this is a risk not worth taking.

Should I puppy proof my house?

New puppies are very curious. They will want to explore everything they can reach especially things that smell like you such as shoes. First let’s talk about dangers that will poison your dog. Many things that are safe for human consumption are not safe for dogs to ingest. For example: alcohol, apple seeds, caffeinated drinks, chocolate, grapes, macadamia nuts, onions, xylitol which is an artificial sweetener and can be found in some types of peanut butter are all toxic to your dog. In addition, there are many common house plants that can pose a danger to your new puppy. For example: aloe vera, chives, crocuses, daffodils, ivy, lilies, tulips, and rhubarb all have toxic effects if ingested by your puppy. For a complete list please search for “Toxic and Non-Toxic Plant List or Food List – Dogs.” The ASPCA provides a complete list for you to view. In a nutshell a puppy is just like a small child who is exploring and full of wonder wanting to learn about their environment. All poisons need to be placed up out of reach or secured behind child proof cupboards. Things like computer cords, pills dropped on the floor, plugs into electrical outlets, soap in the bathroom, low drawers left open, clothes laying on the floor, pens or pencils left on a coffee table within reach, and pretty much everything else in the house! A puppy can’t yet distinguish between his favourite chew toy and your best pair of shoes (that’s right this has to be trained into them) so it’s better to be safe than sorry. Take the time and be diligent moving everything out of puppy’s reach and tucked out of the way so that they are safe.

Choosing a collar and leash and your first trip home.

We recommend that you do not get a collar until you get your puppy home as most of the time people don’t get the right size (which is one that can be done up with 2 fingers of space between the collar and neck). Simply buy a training leash as you will need it anyway. A training leash is a short rope, maybe 2-3 feet long with a loop to hold on one end and a slip knot at the other. That end will fit around any size dog and will be great for the trip home. It will also be used during training over the course of the next year. A second long lead of up to 50’ will also be important to ensure your puppy will stay safe venturing away from you and will aid your pup in coming when called from a distance. You will also need a bowl and some water if your trip is more than an hour or two. Longer trips should have breaks where the puppy can walk/run, relieve himself and get a drink if he needs one. It is the safest for the puppy to travel with the puppy in a travel crate for your car and the crate fastened to the vehicle so that it can’t go flying in the event someone accidentally hits you. If you are picking up your puppy and flying home ask your breeder to approximate his weight upon your arrival. This way you can plan to purchase the proper size carrier for her on the plane. I almost forgot, but you won’t want to forget this, be sure to put the puppy down outside for a bit before travelling to relieve herself before beginning your journey.

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Dog Training Myths. How Many Do You Believe?

Training your dog is much easier if you can differentiate between dog training myths and reality, and truly understand how dogs learn. There are many dog training myths and incorrect dog training methods out there. But not to worry — Puppy Trained Right is here to help you separate fact from fiction.

Myth or Fact?

  • Female dogs should have one litter prior to spaying.

    False! In fact, spaying before her first heat almost eliminates any risk of related cancer. Contrary to some beliefs, dogs will not feel empty if they don’t have at least one litter. As well, having a litter won’t calm her down; exercise and mental stimulation will!

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