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    Updated on Jul 16, 2020. Posted on Jul 16, 2020

    15 Things From Amazon To Help You Train A New Puppy

    Clickers, doorbells, books, and other goodies that will help you raise your little fur baby.

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    1. The Art Of Raising A Puppy, so you have all the information you need about canine health and behavior in order to properly adopt, raise, and play with a puppy.

    The cover of the book
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a great informative book. It’s been quite some time since I’ve raised a puppy. This book has reminded me of all that goes into rearing a dog from puppyhood. It gives a lot of great information and insight into why puppies behave the way they do. This is a great book for the novice and expert. It has a lot of information about training and socializing puppies from the moment you get them. It also puts a lot of emphasis on your relationship with the dog and why it’s so important to have a great bond with your dog. I would recommend this book for anyone who is looking to adopt a puppy. It’s a great refresher course for any dog owner, whether they’ve raised puppies before or they are complete novices." —Fiona

    Get it from Amazon for $11.05+ (available in four formats).

    2. A bag of soft, moist training treats for tiny, delicate chompers because puppies need lots of fatty acids, which promote healthy skin and coats as well as cognitive development.

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    Promising review: "We have a beautiful husky puppy who we are trying to train, and it was hard going with the treats we were giving him as he wasn't interested in them at all! I decided to give the chicken Blue Buffalo dog treats a try. I was very happy to see that they are super soft, small, and more in the range of ingredients that the vet told us to use for him. As soon as I opened the package, he caught a whiff of the scent, and went crazy! Even I had to admit these little heart-shaped treats smelled good! We are in the process of teaching him how to sit and wait for a treat which is going to take a while because as soon as I took one out he went berserk trying to get to the treat in my hand! My husband was laughing up a storm with me trying to get our dog to sit, and I ended up just giving him the treat, and he devoured it in seconds flat, and was waiting for us to give him more! He definitely adores these treats, and they are now my go-to treats for training him. They are soft, which are perfect for his teeth, have fewer calories than most other treats, and he loves them!" —Odessa

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97 (available in four flavors and three sizes).

    3. A clip-on treat container for hands-free walks and training sessions.

    A dog owner puliing a treat out of a bag clipped to their pocket
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We recently adopted our 15-week-old German Shepherd puppy. As we've been training her, we realized that carrying treats around in our pockets was really impractical. This training pouch is a perfect solution. It has a drawstring opening so you can open it and close it at your leisure and not risk having the treats fall out when you sit down. It also has a smaller pouch for dog poop bags and a compartment for something small like a clicker or whistle." —B. DeKo

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A two-pack of dog doorbells, so your pup can let you know when they're ready for a walk instead of leaving a damp spot on the carpet.

    A reviewer's dog pulling on the bell
    amazon.com

    This set includes two doorbells and a whistle.

    Promising review: "We placed this on our door where we take the puppy out to go potty. We first introduced these bells to our cockapoo when she was nine weeks old. We allowed her to sniff and touch the bells and gave her a treat for doing so. Since she wasn't afraid of it, we kept it on the door and rang it every time we took her to go potty. After two weeks, she learned to ring it when she needed to go out. We haven't had a mess in a week now! This bell is great and so convenient." —Theo L.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four different sets).

    5. Or an actual doorbell that you can customize in terms of the volume and tone it emits if you want something a bit more discreet.

    A reviewer's dog tapping the doorbell with their nose
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "My dog previously rang a bell string, but my new puppy didn’t like the sound near her ears, so I switched to this instead. I was worried the puppy wouldn’t be able to press it firmly enough as she is only 7 pounds, but she has no problem tapping it with her foot (it’s adhered to the floor near the door). She took to it right away and uses it enthusiastically, and my older dog had no problem learning it. I like that it is much easier to hear the sound in other areas of the house versus jingle bells. I also placed an extra receiver in another area of my house which gives me whole house volume coverage." —Coco

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    6. A pet corrector to discourage unwelcomed behaviors like barking and jumping. When pressed, it makes a hissing sound that mimics the warning sounds that animals make. FYI, it's totally safe, but it's likely not a great fit for super-sensitive pups.

    A spray bottle of pet corrector
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! Where do I start? This stuff is the best! We have a pup who loves to challenge us. We've worked with several trainers and have brought him to training, but he loves to push our buttons and try to get away with things here and there. The first day after we tried this, we used it to stop him from eating a tissue. I pushed the top of it while saying 'ah-ah' and he stopped mid-track, dropped the tissue, and looked at me in shock. I was able to pick up the tissue and dispose of it. He tried it again, same thing, the next day. I repeated the action and again it was a complete success. Since then, he hasn't touched a single tissue in the house. Gone are the days of tissue-napping, counter-surfing, barking up a storm, and jumping on people. I'm so glad we found this!" —R. Thomas

    Get it from Amazon for $14.65.

    7. A gentle leader headcollar, so they learn good walking habits before they grow to the size that they can pull you over with a single tug on the leash. The nose strap takes the pressure off their throat and redistributes it to the back of the neck, so you won't have to worry about them choking themselves.

    A dog with the collar on their nose, torso, and neck
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "If I could give it 10 stars, I would. This gentle lead collar is amazing! I have a 5-month-old, 50-pound Belgian Malinois puppy. She is crazy hyper and has a strong drive to pull me anytime she's on a leash; If a leaf blows by, she's got to chase it. I quickly realized she wasn't accepting regular leash training and that she'd outgrow my ability to contain her. Plus, she was straining my shoulders and arms. Enter the gentle lead. Wow! She tried to pull me a few times, got a little frustrated and attempted to rub it off her nose, but ultimately accepted her fate to walk beside me. It will still take some time until she fully learns how it works, but I look forward to many more relaxed strolls around the neighborhood. Not having to worry that she's choking herself is also a big plus." —Slagathore

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in eight colors and five sizes).

    8. A crate for pups who are still in the house-training process. If you treat it as a safe space rather than a time-out zone, they'll happily snooze in it while you're sleeping or out and about.

    A reviewer's dog in a crate with the door open
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a high quality, sturdy metal crate with a thick, plastic floor tray. We added a thick dog bed on top of that, and the dog is quite comfortable sleeping in it for long stretches of time. The crate comes with a wire divider that I haven't used, but it seems like it would work well if one needed it in order to help house-training a puppy. Use the divider to limit a puppy's space to just enough room to sleep, thus preventing them from trekking to the other side of the crate and eliminating there. Once you get accustomed to how it folds and unfolds, you can set it up and break it down in under a minute. I've had thicker wire crates that were heavier and more unwieldy, and I really like the balance of durability and portability that this one provides." —pal

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in six sizes and two styles).

    9. An agility training course to mellow out the most rambunctious of puppies. It will give them the mental and physical stimulation they need to satisfy their drive for activity.

    A pet owner leading their dog through the course
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered this kit to try out agility training with my Havanese puppy, and it has been a lot of fun! It is very flimsy, but it's also very inexpensive compared to professional kits, so that's not a surprise. The good thing about everything being lightweight is that if your dog hits a pole, it just falls over and your dog isn't hurt or scared. It's the perfect size for my 15-pound puppy, but I wouldn't try to use it with a dog bigger than a beagle if you want them to fit in the tunnel. If you have professional agility aspirations, this may not be the best kit to start with for serious training, but if you just want a fun activity to do with your dog, this kit is perfect!" —SWilliams

    Get it from Amazon for $28+ (available as an indoor and outdoor course).

    10. A training platform for over-enthusiastic puppers who jump on and scratch guests as a greeting. After a bit of encouragement, they will learn to sit and wait at the platform until you and your guest are ready for their loving, rambunctious energy.

    A reviewer image of two dogs on the platform
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I purchased this platform at a conference because my German Shepherd puppy Thor was having some behavior problems, to put it lightly. I was a little hesitant at the cost but, after being quoted $800 for behavior training, I figured this was the better option. We've been having Thor sit on it when someone knocks on our door and at mealtimes as a dedicated time-out spot. Believe it or not, it works! Hallelujah! No more jumping at terrified neighbors or begging for food from my plate. The only bad thing is it can't clean up the drool he leaves as he watches us eat. I highly recommend this product for dog owners who need some help with at-home training!" —Harry

    Get it from Amazon for $184.95 (available in three colors).

    11. A bag of grain-free training treats to reinforce good behaviors. These are chock-full of nutrient-dense foods such as sweet potatoes, flaxseed, carrots, and blueberries!

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought these for my 8-week-old pup, and he took to them immediately. I love that their ingredients are meat- and plant-based, rather than being filled with grains. My puppy seems to love the flavor, and the scent is strong enough to hold his attention without being too stinky. Compared to other treats we have tried, they are easier to tear into smaller portions and soft. One treat can actually be four treats by tearing it into smaller bits. They are good for training or a quick reward. We’ve used them to teach sit, stay, and down so far with good success, and are already reordering after about three to four weeks. Make sure to reseal the bag so they don’t dry out!" —Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $17 (available in two flavors and three sizes).

    12. Or a bag of natural training treats in bite-sized pieces so you don't have to cut them up yourself. The soft texture is gentle on tiny teeth and the small size ensures that you can incorporate as many treats into your training as necessary without worrying about overfeeding them.

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    Promising review: "These treats are what I used while training my service animal. He loves them and will apparently do anything I teach him if I offer one of them as a reward." —Bill

    Get it from Amazon for $4.

    13. A humane bark collar that automatically vibrates and beeps to stop your pup when they're causing a ruckus.

    a reviewer's dog wearing the collar
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "After 22 years in dog rescue, I've used every type of bark collar there is, and I like the DogRook collar the best. One of the dogs I was fostering, Cha-Cha, was a fear-biter, was very distrustful of men, and barked incessantly. The buzzing of the vibration on this collar was enough to stop her from barking. It is the lightest no-bark collar I've encountered which makes it great for small dogs. It is easy to set up and use, has a quick-release buckle, and is lined with reflective thread. While shock collars are too severe and citronella collars eventually clog, this one is just right. It's unobtrusive and attractive, which is something I cannot say about any collar I've used before. I will be purchasing a DogRook No-Bark Collar for the next problem barker that I foster." —Melanie L. O'Brien

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    14. A 100-pack of carbon training pads, so puppy pee doesn't ruin your flooring. These pads have a scent that attracts pups so they know where to go as well as carbon that quickly absorbs the liquid without leaving an ugly, smelly stain.

    A box of 100 training pads
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I foster very young puppies that aren't potty-trained yet, and these activated carbon training pads attract them so that they know where to go. They are stronger and more absorbent than the blue-and-white pads, and they don't break apart, even if the puppies are trying to shred them. You can tell where they have gone as slightly lighter or darker spots appear. I have purchased more than once and will continue to do so." —erudite

    Get a box of 100 from Amazon for $17.95.

    15. A clicker to foster good communication with your dog so that getting them to follow commands goes off without a hitch.

    Two clickers, one in black and one in blue
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this clicker. It’s sturdy, loud, and it catches the attention of my two huskies. Every time they hear the clicker, they know they’re getting treats. It has definitely helped me train them on my own." —Bora

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    You and your pup after they learn their first trick:

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