Not reinforcing commands consistently confuses puppies. Stay firm and patient.
Harsh punishment frightens puppies and damages trust. Use positive reinforcement.
Missing subtle body language signals leads to unaddressed issues. Observe puppy closely.
Ignoring behavioral cues
Sporadic feeding, walks and play disorients young puppies. Maintain structure.
Puppies have abundant energy needing productive outlets to avoid destructive behaviors.
Nipping, barking, jumping if overlooked becomes ingrained. Redirect gently from the start.
Allowing bad habits
Socializing in safe settings prevents adult fearfulness or aggression around strangers.