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My New Puppy: The First 36 Hours (NEW SERIES: The Dog Training Experience Episode 1)

Welcome to my new series, “The Dog Training Experience”! In the premier episode, you’ll see what my experience is like in the first 36 hours with my puppy. How to handle crying at night, potty training, socialization, clicker training and much more! Join me as I show you how I train my new dog everything! Thanks for sponsoring the first episode of The Dog Training Experience PupBox! Go to and enter discount code "ZAK" to get 50% off of your first PupBox when you sign up for a multi-month subscription!

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58 thoughts on “My New Puppy: The First 36 Hours (NEW SERIES: The Dog Training Experience Episode 1)”

  1. Zak George’s Dog Training Revolution

    😁👍Thank you for the feedback everyone! I’m glad you’re enjoying! It only gets better from here! 🕺🏼Episode 2 comes out next Sunday July 28th, and episode 3 Comes out next Wednesday July 31st! 2 episodes in 1 week! I’ve had Inertia for 4 weeks now! We have been posting (and will continue to) realtime updates on instagram and have been doing a lot of live training too!🤗🤗😁

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  2. We are picking up our Samoyed puppy this Thursday so this series is the best thing on the best moment for us! ❤️ Thanks Zak!

    1. him: adopts a dog from a shelter. “You happy now, Taylor Gamble?” Okay he never said that but well i like to think he did.

  3. It would be really cool if you made an info graphic, maybe a worksheet, or even a to do list with tips of things to do within the first 36 hours.

  4. My 12 week old chihuahua can now sit, lay down, roll over and stay because of you ❤ hes sooooo willing to learn, I love it. Thankyou 🙏

  5. Bringing home a new pup next month and super grateful for this series since we are first time dog owners and a little nervous (but excited)! Which dog clicker do you use for Inertia?

  6. People are going to think im crazy wearing a fanny pack with treats and a clicker on my wrist but i will have the goodest doggo!

    1. @AwesomeGaming101 you said this for a very long time ago but we use them to tell our dog that they are doing some thing that we like I think

  7. Who else is here, about to get a puppy during the pandemic? 😭😢😭😭😭😭😭 Gonna need to socialize him somehow………

    1. Hope most of you keep your dogs when covid is over! The amount of 1 yr old dogs in the shelters here in Australia is huge now since life is getting back to normal 😢

  8. This is such a cool project! Thank you for sharing. This will be so helpful as I’m looking to get a new puppy.

  9. The Summary Girl:
    Dog Training Experience – Ep. 1
    1. Pick up puppy (at 8 weeks from your reputable breeder)
    2. Go to the vet ( to make sure your puppy is healthy) Tip – Use treats to get your puppy comfortable and make a positive association with the vet (and new places).
    3. Condition your new puppy to things like the clicker, collars and harnesses + Stay in town for an extra day (if your breeder lived far away). Tip – Take things slowly, there’s no rush. Go at your puppy’s speed and comfortability.
    4. Have your PupBox ready to do a bit of training or have your puppy supplies ready to do some training (make sure you have your wipes, pee pads, treats toys and a clicker).
    5. Do a bit of clicker training. (Teach your puppy that the clicking sound means they will get a reward). Tip – Keep treat small. Keep training sessions short, frequent and reward for the slightest positive actions.
    Remember! – The click does not tell your dog to do something, it only communicates that you like what the did.
    6. Get their collar and harness on so you can make sure that they don’t get into any trouble. Tip – Reward with treats for little progress so your puppy is comfortable with their harness and collar. This also builds positive association.
    Remember! – Take it Slow. This builds trust between you and your puppy which is fundamental in training and your overall relationship.
    Remember! – Too much freedom to early is the biggest mistake people make. Have them comfortable leash for their safety and your benefit.
    7. Play with your puppy, to build the bond between you. This is essential for training and trust. It is also great for your puppies brain development.
    8. Give them plenty of time to nap because 8 week old puppies need 18-20 hours of sleep per day.
    9. Give them plenty of opportunities to relieve themselves. Better safe than sorry 🙂
    10. Condition them to sleeping at night, and relaxing in anxious situations.
    11. Travel back home the next day.
    12. Have plenty of breaks for your puppy to get some energy out and pee. However, avoid over dogs or areas where other dogs visit frequently to avoid your puppy getting ill if they have got all their vaccines.
    13. Arrive home and do the feed them etc.
    14. Watch the next episode of The Dog Training Revolution, Subscribe to Zak George, sign up to PupBox and buy his books on dog training for more information about raising your puppy.
    Touch desensitization –
    1. Try and get your pup comfortable with your touching their ears, paws, tail etc. so that they are more comfortable at vet checks or other occasions where they get touched in those areas. A road trip home is the perfect time to do this kind of training.
    Sound Desensitization –
    1. Make sure your puppy is well socialised.
    2. When your puppy sleeps walk around, speak loud, open doors etc. The purpose of desensitization is to make your dog/puppy more accustom to loud noises meaning they will no freak out when something loud or abrupt happens. Note – Do not overwhelm your dog or puppy because this does more harm then good. Take it slowly. Use positive reinforcement for good behaviour (staying calm, not barking). Make sure you are attentive to their body language so you can prevent negative reactions before they happen. However, there is no reward necessary if they are just naturally relaxed.
    Remember! – Expose them to a variety of sounds both artificial and natural over the sound desnsitization process.
    Crate Introduction:
    Why use a crate?
    A crate is used to easily control your dog’s environment for short periods of time if you cannot directly tend to them.
    1. You can either gently place your puppy in the crate while there sleeping with the crate door open or toss in some treats and encourage your puppy to go in and out of the crate at their own free will.
    Remember! – This is to build up a positive association with the crate. Do not force your puppy inside and close the door or they will build a negative association with it. Take is slowly.
    2. Allow them to sleep in the crate ( but only when they have fallen asleep by themselves and you put them in their crate).Note – Your puppy will wake up frequently at night and may whine. Feed them if they may be hungry as well as allow them to relieve themselves. Use it as an opportunity to do a bit of clicker training. When they even have a split second of silence click and reward right away so they make the connection between them being silent and the reward.
    3. Encourage them to relax if they have a bit of anxiety. That is part of the training, desensitization and transition process for your new puppy. They are not used to things so it is normal for them to whine or be anxious at night. So be prepared and help them to remain calm. Pay attention to their body language so that you can prevent any negative habits or behaviours from forming. Reward for silence/relaxation and do not give the opportunity for them to whine by rewarding frequently. Be patient. They will get better. But also have empathy for them, its ok to comfort them if they are very anxious or get on the floor and sleep so your closer to them.
    Remember! – Use positive based training and reinforcement for good behaviour. Never shout at your puppy even if you’re frustrated or that will make them even more anxious. Stay calm.
    House Training –
    1. After your puppy has taken a nap in their crate take them over to a pee pad or outside if it is close. However, make sure you have a indoor option as puppies will immediately want to pee after they wake up. Tip – Having them on a leash and harness will allow you to keep them on the pad.
    General Training –
    1. You can jump into another short training session with your puppy (e.g “Look at Me” training”) using the clicker. Note – Make sure to keep sessions short and frequent, only using positive based training.
    Remember – Dogs are learning at every moment!
    2. When doing “Look at Me” training make sure to click and give the reward to communicate that you liked what they did. You can also say their name so they equate their name with looking at you.
    3. You can also work on “Leave It” training when you take them outside, You can use the clicker for this too.
    Remember! – Keep training sessions short and reward for listening/good behaviour.
    1. Primary socialization is very important for your puppy. Take your dog out to new places and to see new people. This all part of the training and desensitization process. Note – Your puppy can get overwhelmed or anxious by too many people so pay attention to their body language. If they do start to get anxious give them a break.
    1. Playing with you puppy is good for bonding and mental stimulation. It also helps to get their energy out so they don’t use it for something destructive. You can introduce them to fetch (tossing the toy the toy back and forth) and getting some mild exercise done (play). Remember! – Be really animated with you puppy to get them excited. They feed of your energy and it strengthens the bond.
    How to teach “Let Go”?
    Hold the toy still and make it boring. That way they will lose interest. When they let go make sure to say a “Yes” or use the clicker to communicate that they did something right then toss it again for them.
    Playing outdoors:
    Until your puppy/dog is fully vaccinated, do your best to avoid areas that are likely frequented by other dogs.
    Tip – Wipe your puppy’s paws of with dog wipes after they have been outside so you can avoid them getting ill.
    1 like = *1 more training moment* :3

    1. @S t a r t I used a computer so it was easier but I had to replay things over and over again😅.
      Thnx for the prayers.

  10. Great content for someone who is in the same position. It’s important to see what are the things you need to do with your new pup in action and your video helped me a lot. Thanks!!

  11. I’ve been so anxious because I’m picking up my puppy at the end of January, I’ve had dogs growing up but this will be my first dog I’m raising on my own. I’ve been watching so many different videos and tip/tricks but nothing has comforted me more than seeing this series. Watching it all happen in real time with everything being visually demonstrated is incredible. For the first time I’m feeling prepared and excited to get into training with my pup rather than anxious that I’m going to get it wrong 😅

  12. I just got a border collie pup a while ago and I’m determined to get him trained like inertia, wish me luck 😂 also these videos have been SUPEERRR helpful so thank you so much for taking the time to make these! 🙂

    Also just made a insta account for him, echo_the_border_collie_ if anyone wants to check him out for some reason lol

  13. Getting a puppy soon and watching these older series while waiting for the next video of George. Loving them all! What kind of harness is that you are using ?

  14. I first watched this series about a year ago, now I’m picking up my puppy later on this week! Time to rewatch your videos 😁💖
    Edit: as I’m typing he’s curled up on my lap 🥰 we just finished on of our first lessons

  15. What a great ! Our 8 month old Goldendoodle loves. He even knows when comes on , because he knows Brandon’s voice now.This book not only gives you Brandon’s sure fire way to train your dog, it also gives you insight into what makes Brandon such an amazing trainer & the wonderful work he does with shelter animals.I highly recommend this book to all new & old puppy parents!

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