How to Train a Puppy with Proven Training Pillars

Bringing a puppy into your home fills your heart with joy, envisioning sweet snuggles, round puppy bellies, and moments of adorable mischief. However, the reality of sharp teeth, accidents, and unruly behavior can quickly become overwhelming. If you find yourself in need of guidance and support, Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp is here to help. With a training philosophy rooted in the ways of a puppy’s mother, we provide effective strategies to shape your puppy’s behavior and establish a strong foundation for a harmonious life together.

The Overwhelming Journey:

When faced with the challenge of training a puppy, many owners turn to the vast sea of information available online. However, navigating the information highway can be daunting, and it’s easy to feel lost on where to start with your new bundle of chaos. At Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp, we understand this feeling of overwhelm and strive to provide you with clear guidance and proven techniques to set you and your puppy on the right path.

Moving Beyond Basic Commands:

It’s not uncommon for new puppy owners to rely on treats and basic commands like sit, come, and stay to address behavioral issues. However, you soon realize that these exercises alone don’t affect your puppy’s overall state of mind or their actions during the majority of the day. The truth is, you cannot simply command calmness or compel acceptance from your puppy.

Creating a Safe, Sane, and Civilized Puppy:

Your ultimate goal is for your puppy to grow into a safe, sane, and civilized companion who brings happiness to your life. But where do you begin? Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp believes in training puppies similar to how their mothers trained them. A mother dog sets boundaries, teaches appropriate behaviors, and establishes routines. From mealtime manners to proper play etiquette, a mother dog guides her puppies towards safety, sanity, and civilized behavior.

The Power of Training Pillars for Puppies:

At Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp, we take you through the five essential Pillars of Pack Leadership, which are:

  1. Establishing Effective Structure: One of the key elements in training a puppy is providing a structured environment. Much like a mother dog sets rules and routines for her puppies, you’ll learn how to create a consistent schedule for feeding, playtime, exercise, and rest. Establishing clear boundaries and structure helps your puppy understand expectations and promotes a sense of security.
  2. Establishing Effective Rituals: Rituals play an important role in shaping a puppy’s behavior. Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp will teach you how to establish effective rituals for everyday activities. From mealtime rituals to bedtime routines, these rituals provide a sense of predictability and create positive associations for your puppy. Consistency in rituals helps them feel more secure and makes training easier.
  3. Purpose Driven Activities: Puppies are full of energy and curiosity, and it’s crucial to provide them with purpose-driven activities. Instead of just focusing on basic commands, Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp emphasizes engaging activities that stimulate your puppy’s mind and body. Through interactive games, puzzle toys, and training exercises, you’ll learn how to channel your puppy’s energy into productive and fulfilling activities.
  4. Respect of Space: Respect of space is a fundamental aspect of canine behavior. It’s important for your puppy to understand and respect personal boundaries. Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp teaches you techniques to establish respect of space, such as using a HULA HOOP space around your body. By teaching your puppy to respect your personal space, you can prevent unwanted jumping, excessive clinginess, and other boundary-related issues.
  5. The Human Component: Training a puppy is not just about teaching them commands; it’s about building a strong and healthy relationship between you and your furry companion. Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp recognizes the importance of the human component in training. You’ll learn effective communication skills, positive reinforcement techniques, and ways to deepen the bond with your puppy. By nurturing a strong connection, you’ll create a harmonious and cooperative partnership.

We have trained over 6000 puppies, and our success lies in going beyond mere commands. Our approach focuses on the Training Pillars for all Puppies and Dogs. These pillars serve as the foundation for building a healthy relationship, fostering obedience, encouraging acceptance, and cultivating a calm mindset. By incorporating these pillars into your training, you can create a solid framework for your puppy’s growth and development.

When faced with behavioral challenges like jumping, it’s important to address the underlying causes rather than simply treating the symptoms. For instance, if your puppy constantly jumps on you and your kids, turning your back and withholding attention may not be enough. The root issue often lies in a lack of respect for personal space. By teaching your puppy to understand and respect your personal boundaries, you can eliminate jumping and establish more polite and controlled behavior.

Online Training Courses

The Academy is a comprehensive, video based course that contains over 35 videos!  This signature online course is the next best thing to in-person training. You will learn everything there is to know about Aly’s Pillars of Pack Leadership foundation and the things you easily can do to teach your puppy how be calm and accepting of your guidance. Here are the five Pillars:

  • Establishing Effective Structure 
  • Establishing Effective Rituals
  • Purpose Driven Activities
  • Respect of Space
  • The Human Component

The Paws-itive Start Puppy Club!

The Paws-itive Start Puppy Club is our SOLUTIONS to the 3 most commonly requested training challenges! These Include:

  • Aly’s Schedule for Success
  • A complete guide covering all the essential information you need to successfully potty train your puppy!
  • Three easy ways to stop leash pulling!

Aly’s Insider Club

Aly’s Insider Club is an active, private, facebook community and is a great place to get connected to other dog families who share the same training philosophy. Each week in the group Aly, Luke and the APBC team hosts LIVE trainings. These trainings are the best way to keep your training fresh and to get some of your questions answered.  Aly also posts videos about jumping, walking, coming when called, door manners etc. Members of Aly’s Insider Club get instant access to all of the training videos in the archive.

Training a puppy can be overwhelming

BUT with the right guidance and training philosophy, you can establish a strong foundation for your furry companion. Aly’s Puppy Bootcamp emphasizes training puppies based on the principles taught by their mothers. By incorporating the Training Pillars of Pack Leadership, you’ll learn effective techniques to raise a safe, sane, and civilized puppy.

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