Puppy Is Not an Age, It’s a Behavior

Marley Bad Puppy

From the movie Marley and Me

How many times have you seen a puppy nipping and biting, jumping on furniture and crapping everywhere? How many times have you heard, “Oh he’s just a puppy…” And how often does that puppy turn in to a 60lb lab and still have the same characteristics 2 years later?

It’s like those parents who have 4 year old kid who slaps and bites and throws temper tantrums over not getting Fruity Pebbles in the supermarket…and they think it’s cute.

It’s not cute, it’s annoying. Just like your puppy is annoying when he is destroying my brand new shoes. Or when he’s shoving his nose in my crotch as soon as I walk in the door. Or when he’s slobbering all over my knee when I’m trying to enjoy your dinner party.
It’s never too early to start training your puppy. Just like raising children, whatever behavior is allowed from an early age, is a learned behavior your puppy will think is acceptable in to adulthood. It’s easier to teach your puppy from an early age what is acceptable behavior, and to nip bad behavior in the bud before it’s too late!

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