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If you are familiar with raising puppies of other dog breeds, then you already have a good idea what is involved in raising a Poodle pup. However, Poodles are more intelligent than other breeds, so don’t underestimate their capacity to learn. Also, you want to emphasize having your Poodle pup accept grooming and being handled all over calmly. You might even want to turn electric clippers on in the same room as the Poodle pup, but not close to the pup, so he gets used to the noise.

You can also greatly enhance your any training regimen for your Poodle pup by making sure your Poodle pup gets adequate exercise. Remember, a tired Poodle is a good poodle. A tired Poodle pup won’t get into mischief because of excess energy when you are not looking. Keep training sessions short and fun. A few minutes several times a day is all you need. Poodles have great memories, which both works for you and against you.
Find out all of the Poodle information you can about training, exercising and feeding. Your Poodle pup's breeder should be able to help you with this (that's part of what you paid for!) You can also go to Poodle rescue websites for help, as they contain a lot of helpful training tips, especially about problem behaviors. You can also ask you vet for advice.

Good nutrition also plays an important role in raising any puppy, let alone a Poodle pup. Don’t let the pup eat all they want to – they can get very sick. Puppies will constantly seem famished, but they really aren't, so don’t believe them when they beg. Too much food has the same effect on Poodles as on kids – they get too hyperactive to focus on schooling. Limit or eliminate people food entirely. Puppies need more protein than adult dog food to help them grow, so feed age appropriate food also.
You can also have a calmer, more obedient and more focusedPoodle pup if you get him neutered (or her spayed). This also makes for a healthier dog that looks to you for things to do, rather than wandering off to pick fights over mating rights. Neutering also lessens your pet insurance premiums and reduces the chances of getting certain cancers. This keeps your puppy a puppy even when grown, as they will always see you as their parents.

Keep positive reinforcement in mind rather than training with force. Training with physical abuse will raise a fearful dog that is liable to bite at the least provocation. Your goal is to make your Poodle want to behave. Be patient. Make sure everyone in the home is using the same commands. Keep the commands to one or two words at first, and be generous with praise. Remember, every dog learns at his or her own pace.

Poodle puppies quickly adjust to new surroundings and will easily become part of a loving family.Poodle puppy care instructions are easy to learn and follow.

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