What I trained Epic my puppy in the FIRST WEEK home

I’ve been getting a lot of requests for a video of what I trained Epic in the first week. As I describe in the video what we train each puppy or new adult dog who is added to the family is very different depending on the dogs genetics, personality, what happened to them in the womb and the very important 8 first weeks of their life. I describe what I worked on with my own puppy and then give insights about what generally is a good idea to focus on first with all puppies.

This is a link to the video of what I trained in the fist week:
first week home puppy

My three main focuses training Epic the Chihuahua puppy were:

1 Building our relationship while training the attention game, attn. noise and recall with Positive Reinforcement

2 Separation training

3 Building her relationship with my other dogs and teaching them to act appropriately together

Video tutorial on what to train your puppy first:


A list of what I worked on with Epic in the first week:

Attention game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiziN7mluz8
Attention noise: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e_gVqJkdek
Recall: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuyjjkSPRfU
Fetch (to prevent her playing keep away): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZogNFdSBlzw
Go to bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2c5EkytNU0
Go in crate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8yc5Y9HGY4
Calm Settle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yr1olzgidMw
Down: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI52a3u_Qvw
Separation training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWT9DI7hMfo
Biting clothes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwLfbkc8N24
Mouthing and biting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dMKR5i9iNQ
Introducing her to my dogs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQP2Z9z9jQ0
Tutorial on introducing a new dog into the household: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoN1dwALe6U
Harness and leash games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUG_J7mIHvc
The leash pressure game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKG89GVOJiM
Handling and grooming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoM9tis3t2c
House training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ0XEr4DGfs
Video tutorial on socializing a puppy:
Socializing a puppy during Covid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU4tfOdTvnE


Happy Training!