Learning handling skills with your puppy

When you have a dog or a puppy there is no easy road to training them. Owner and pet have to take time to adjust to each other, which requires a lot of patience on both sides.

It will take time to learn the handling skills needed to make the dog training work successfully, especially if this is your first dog.

Simple things like learning how to hold a titbit, or how to use it as a lure and how to hold your dog take time to learn.

How to use a lead correctly is one thing that can have an effect on his or her behaviour. It takes practice, like learning how to drive car.

If you are a new dog owner and new to training dogs then don’t worry if you don’t get it right at once.

The main thing is don’t give up at the first hurdle, just keep practising, keep finding out about the correct way to do it and it will develop, eventually becoming easier.


  1. As with all learning, continuous practice is important to firmly cement the training in a dog’s mind.
  2. Dogs take their time to learn new things and a puppy’s attention span is short.
  3. If struggling, make the sessions shorter and simpler.