I don’t care what breed or mix of breeds you’re talking about, puppies are inarguably, impossibly and adorably cute. You have to be pretty hardhearted and cold or otherwise emotionally damaged not to get gushy over baby dogs, with their innocent faces, sweet puppy breath, satiny ears, and soft pink paw pads. It’s no wonder that people adopt or purchase them, take them home, and then all too often don’t know how to properly care for them.

It shouldn’t surprise me but it does, still, that there are far too many people out there who don’t seem to have a clue about how to properly raise a puppy. Whole Dog Journal readers are not likely to fall into the “completely clueless” category, but in case you haven’t had a puppy for a while – or ever – and recently adopted or are thinking of adopting, here’s a refresher course for you on the topic of the 10 most important things you should teach your puppy.

  1. Socialize Your Puppy to Many Situations
  2. Prevent Separation Anxiety by Leaving Your Puppy Alone
  3. Housetrain Your Puppy to Relieve Himself in Designated Places and/or Times
  4. Only Enable Your Puppy to Chew on Designated Chew Objects
  5. A Positive Training Foundation Means an Obedient Dog
  6. Show Your Puppy It’s Fun to Learn New Things
  7. Teach Your Puppy a Fast Recall
  8. Help Your Dog Associate Human Touch with Love
  9. Condition Your Puppy to Enjoy Car Rides
  10. Reinforce Your Puppy’s Trust

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