Training your puppy

Training is an important part of your puppy's development, and also plays a major part in strengthening the bond between them and you. It's always helpful to know how young puppies respond to training - most will pick it up quite quickly, but you should bear in mind that they won't know why they're being scolded or rewarded unless you do it immediately after they carry out certain behaviours. Puppies learn most of their habits at around 12 to 18 weeks old, so make sure you're training and reinforcing the right messages then.

Take a look at our comprehensive guide to dog training and behaviour to get started.