13 Commands Your Puppies Should Learn First

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There are a few moments in life more exciting than when you bring home a new puppy.

But when he comes into your life, you must train him right otherwise you might end up with unwanted behavioral problems later on. By teaching your young pup these 8 commands early on, you will have a wonderful dog for the rest of its life.

1. His name

The most important command of all is getting your dog to learn his name. Teach him to respond to his name before proceeding to teach him other commands such as “sit”.

It is pretty clear why it is so important for a dog to know his own name. First of all, it is the name he will answer to, for example, when you want him to come to you. Of course, you could also just give him a command, but if there are other dogs, or even other people nearby, the dog may become confused as to who you are talking to. So basically it is the same as with people.

A dog needs to learn his own name from the very beginning, while he is still a young puppy. If you adopted a grown up dog, it may take a bit more time for him to learn his name, especially if he already had a different name.

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