By Bill Gibson, Kennel Master at Mossy Oak GameKeeper Kennels
Mossy Oak GameKeeper Kennels not only breeds and sells puppies but also trains puppies. It’s good to know how to pick the best puppy out of a litter, but then you need to take the right training steps when you get the dog home to facilitate effective obedience training.
When our lab puppies go home with their new owners, we give the owners a puppy handbook. The puppy training handbook explains what the owner needs to do with the puppy when they get home.
The first step in training a puppy is not to let the puppy roam freely in the house. If you’re not actively engaged with the puppy at all times, put the puppy in his crate. After that, let the puppy out of the crate at regular intervals. This process also helps with crate training. As soon as the puppy is let out of the crate, take him outside and encourage him to use the bathroom.
After a short period of this puppy training routine, the puppy will begin to give an indication by going to the door that he wants to go outside. It is the duty of the puppy’s owner to be alert to the puppy’s signal to go outside. Puppy training takes consistency and awareness to the puppy’s cues.
At Mossy Oak, our four-legged friends work, play and live outdoors with us. One of the most important decisions we will ever make is the food that we feed them. Nature's Menu provides natural wholesome energy and complete nutrition that active dogs need with a flavor that they absolutely love. Do your best friend a favor and pick up a bag at your local Dollar General, they'll let you know just how good it is.