Home » Home and Family » Pets

Puppy Training: Puppy Pitfalls to Avoid

Jul 13, 2008
When it comes to raising a puppy it's a tough business. You have to be prepared mentally and emotionally to be able to handle all of the incidents to come. It's a very rewarding thing just as well because if you ever feel like you have accomplished something then this is something to be proud of. Although it's pretty hard to raise a puppy there are so many rewards. When you come home and he comes running to you wagging his tail and as excited as ever to see you, it gives you a feeling of love and happiness inside. This is a dog that loves you and that want to spend time with you and play with you as much as he can. With that in mind don't you think it is your duty to make sure that he grows up as best as he can and with all kinds of love and support? This can be such a difficult task but with the right effort and consistency it is possible to do all sorts of things with him or her. Unfortunately there are a lot of pitfalls when raising a puppy because most of the mistakes that people make, they don't seem to realize they are doing it. It's a tough pill to swallow but it is an effort that needs to be made.

There are pitfalls to many situations and by far the most popular one is pure laziness. This is something that has nothing to do with the puppy himself because he is bursting with so much energy it would almost be impossible for him to become lazy. The laziness comes straight from the owner and it comes from many different ways. For example, being lazy when it comes to practicing training is a terrible downfall. Not only will it impede the effort that you put forward to train him in whatever you are doing but it also distracts him from really focusing on learning whatever it is that you are trying to teach. There can't be any laziness when it comes to trying to teach your puppy something new because just as something won't be as fresh in your mind if you don't practice every day the same applies to your puppy.

Another downfall that it seems many people have is getting angry at the puppy for doing something that he isn't supposed to do such as urinate somewhere he isn't supposed to. That isn't something you really have the right to get mad about. He is only a baby and doesn't know any better. You wouldn't get mad at a new born baby for peeing in the diaper he is wearing would you? That same logic applies here but the main difference is that your puppy isn't wearing a diaper.

There are many pitfalls when raising a puppy but they are all easy to navigate around when you take an active and logical approach to raising your new puppy. Once you do everything will start to fall into place.
About the Author
This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury dog feeders boutique offering variety of dog beds and personalized dog beds.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources