Often puppies cry when confined. 

Try slapping your hand with a news paper and give the command “Quiet!” in a stern voice.  If that doesn’t work try using a squirt bottle or squirt gun.  Don’t drown the pup, just give a quick squirt and the “Quiet!” command. 

Always give a verbal command with a disciplinary action.  Be firm!  Remember you are training them.  

A squirt gun is also a good method to use when trying to teach a puppy to not bark excessively. 

It’s not a good idea to let children train a new puppy, they are not consistent.  Once the puppy is trained, you can allow kids to reinforce what has been taught to the pup.



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