North American Coton Association

North American Coton Association
Training your Coton de Tulear Puppy

Training your new Coton de Tulear puppy can be a rewarding experience. We have collected several good articles for those of you who have new puppies. We hope the articles linked to the subjects, below, will help you with training strategies to develop a happy household relationship.

Training links are suggestions from experienced Coton de Tulear breeders and do not constitute NACA endorsements. The Club recommends owners research gentle, positive-approach training methods which are appropriate for this breed and the family’s lifestyle.

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Housebreaking your Coton de Tulear Puppy

Housebreaking your new Coton de Tulear puppy will probably be the most time-consuming part of training your Coton de Tulear. It takes patience, diligence, and a dash of humor! There are several appropriate methods for house training Cotons depending on your lifestyle.

Selecting the housebreaking method that fits your lifestyle and works for your Coton puppy is paramount to your success. It’s important to choose a method tailored to small breed dogs. Some owners use bells attached to a ribbon on the door handle for puppies to ring. Others prefer their puppy to eliminate on potty pads or in dog litter boxes. Some people like for their new puppy to learn to bark when they need to go out. Also, owners may teach their older puppies to use a doggie door to go outside on their own. Listed below are links that we hope will help you in your quest.

Coton de Tulear Puppy, housebreaking

Leash Training your Coton de Tulear Puppy

Coton de Tulear Leash Training

Leash training your new puppy should start as soon as you get the puppy. As noted in most of the training articles, you can start by letting the puppy wear the leash in the house and dragging it around.

Puppies need to be acclimated to walking on a leash for control in situations as needed. To assist you in your leash training, we offer a couple of leash training links to study.

Socializing your Coton de Tulear Puppy

Socializing your young Coton de Tulear is one of the most important things that you can do for your new puppy.

As soon as your Coton has vaccination protection from disease, be sure to take your puppy out to as many different places as you can. Expose her to new people and unfamiliar noises. Puppy Kindergartens are fun and an easy way to socialize your puppy. We can never stress enough how important socialization is for Coton puppies. Socialize! Socialize! Socialize!

During puppies’ neonatal stage, we recommend breeders use early neurological stimulation exercises.

Socializing your Coton de Tulear Puppy

Check out the Evenets Calendar for ALL Regions of NACA for MeetUps & Shows!

MeetUps are a GREAT way to start the Socialization Process not only for your Coton de Tulear, But also for YOU!