Beyond the Dog's Puppy Training Blog


Read what our Beyond the Dog trainers have to say about common puppy training questions.

Our trainers not only provide customized puppy training programs, but they also provide answers to many of the most common puppy training questions. Explore our puppy training blog below!

Bulldog puppy sitting in fall leaves

What are the First 5 Commands to Teach a Puppy

The first 5 commands to teach a puppy include sit, down, stay, come, and leash walking. In my practice, we focus on these behaviors because they can be used throughout your puppy’s

Preparing Puppies for Advanced Distractions

Preparing Puppies for Advanced Distractions

My most recent blog covered how to start teaching your puppy obedience behaviors. Using a food lure, you can guide your puppy into nearly any position, which is a great way to

How Puppies Learn Manners and Obedience Training

How Puppies Learn

Puppies learn through the same processes as you—classical and operant conditioning!  Classical conditioning involves creating associations between events and experiences. For example, if your puppy has a great experience when they interact

Puppy in lap

Bringing Puppy Home

Bringing a new puppy home is such an exciting time for any family! The fun, laughter, and pure joy that a puppy radiates is unmatched, in my opinion. To keep the transition