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Welcome to our Puppy Training Guide

At Massbach Mesa Doodles, we understand that bringing home a new puppy is an exciting adventure filled with love, joy, and, of course, a bit of training. We're here to provide you with essential tips and guidance to make the training journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible for both you and your newest family member.

Remember, the crate should always be a positive space for your puppy, never used for punishment.

CRATE TRAINING: Creating a Safe Haven

Crate training is a valuable tool for helping your puppy feel secure and providing them with a safe space of their own. Here are some basic tips to get started:

  • Introduce the Crate Gradually: Start by placing the crate in a quiet, comfortable area of your home and encouraging your puppy to explore it at their own pace.

  • Make it Cozy: Add soft bedding, toys, and treats to make the crate a welcoming environment.

  • Use Positive Reinforcement: Reward your puppy for going into the crate voluntarily with treats and praise.

  • Start with Short Sessions: Begin with short periods of crate time and gradually increase the duration as your puppy becomes more comfortable

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PUPPY MANNERS: Cultivating Respectful Behavior

Teaching your puppy good manners sets the foundation for a harmonious relationship between you and your furry friend. Here are some basic manners to focus on:

  • Basic Obedience Commands: Start with simple commands like sit, stay, and come, using positive reinforcement techniques such as treats and praise.

  • Leash Training: Introduce your puppy to walking on a leash gradually, rewarding them for walking calmly beside you.

  • Discourage Jumping and Nipping: Redirect your puppy's attention to appropriate toys and activities when they exhibit undesirable behaviors like jumping or nipping.


Consistency is Key: Be consistent with your training methods and expectations to reinforce good behavior consistently.

Pawsitive Adventures in Building Confidence

Socializing your puppy is essential for helping them develop into well-rounded, confident dogs. Here are some socialization tips to keep in mind:

  • Start Early: Begin socializing your puppy as soon as they're vaccinated and able to safely interact with other dogs and people.

  • Expose Them to Various Environments: Introduce your puppy to different environments, sounds, and experiences gradually to prevent fear or anxiety.

  • Positive Experiences: Ensure that all socialization experiences are positive and enjoyable for your puppy, using treats and praise to reinforce positive associations.

  • Monitor Interactions: Supervise your puppy's interactions with other dogs and people to ensure they remain safe and comfortable.


Remember, a well-trained puppy is a happy puppy – and a happy puppy makes for a happy home!

At Massbach Mesa Doodles, we prioritize the well-being and development of our puppies from birth. We’re here not only to help you find your next furry family member, but to answer any questions you may have along the puppy parenthood journey!

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