7 Life-Changing Behaviors to Look Out For in Your New Puppy

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Adopting a new puppy is incredibly exciting, but dog behavior is something to be aware of and prepared for. Teaching proper behaviors and habits from the start is best for both you and the dog. There are important aspects to focus on such as chew toys, potty training, crate training, and provision of appropriate exercise. With the proper dog training programs in place, that charming puppy of yours can develop into obedient companion years down the road! The professionals at Princess Puppies shared what they believe are the 7 life-changing behaviors to look out for in your new puppy:


Puppy confidence is an important aspect to consider when training your new pup. Having a confident puppy makes for a much more engaging experience and more successful training! When puppies feel confident in their environment, they are less likely to become anxious or scared in new situations. Set up a safe and comfortable space for your puppy and provide plenty of positive reinforcement when they do something good.


Trainability is an important factor for puppy owners to consider. It refers to the ability of puppies to learn and respond appropriately in different training sessions. Puppy owners should take into account how quickly the puppy responds to commands, how well it absorbs learning concepts, and how much effort needs to be put into getting the pup accustomed to new behaviors.


The importance of socializing a new puppy should not be overlooked. Puppies need to learn how to interact with humans and other animals to feel comfortable and become well-mannered members of the family. To help with this, expose your puppy to a variety of new settings and people. It is best to introduce them to other animals slowly; take them on walks in parks or pet stores, or organize playdates with other puppies so they can learn how to socialize properly.

Reaction to Loud Noises

Some puppies may become frightened and cower at unexpected sounds such as loud fireworks or thunder. This is a normal reaction for adolescent dogs, as their hearing is much more sensitive than humans and they are naturally wary of noises that aren’t familiar to them. It’s important for puppy owners to be understanding of their pup’s reaction in these situations, and to always provide comfort and support.


Chewing is a natural behavior for puppies, as they use it to explore their new environment. Puppies should be provided with appropriate chew toys and objects that are safe for them to gnaw on. This will help encourage good chewing habits and prevent any accidental damage caused by inappropriate items.

Problem-solving abilities

Puppies are naturally curious, and will often explore their environment by sniffing around and exploring new objects. When an unfamiliar item is encountered, puppies may first sit quietly and observe before attempting to interact with it. This adaptive behavior allows them to assess the possible risks associated with the object, as well as understand its potential uses.

Potty training

Potty Training is an important step when raising a new puppy. It can take some time and patience, but it is necessary to ensure that your pup can go to the correct location and not make a mess inside your house. Provide positive reinforcement for correct behavior and be consistent with the same rules. With a few simple tips and a lot of patience, your pup will soon understand the basics of potty training.

These behaviors can help you make your puppy into a great adult dog. Confidence, trainability, and socialization all help your puppy learn how to be a good dog. By following the tips above, you can create a secure and trusting environment for your pup.

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