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What Should I Teach Him First

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Greetings!! I got my wonderful puppy 2 weeks about and I just love him to pieces. He is a 10 week old yorkie/poodle mix and VERY playful. I am currently using the crate method to house break him and it is going OK I guess. I really want to start training him but am not sure if he is ready. We have tried to teach him to understand "NO", His Name, "KENNEL", and "POTTY" but it is not going so well. He is doing very well with his name and "NO". I really want him to go into his crate on the KENNEL command but it really is not working. He just wants to play all the time. POTTY is also not going so well but I know that one will come with time.

My main question is should I try to teach him one thing at a time or multiple things at once? My #1 priority is the KENNEL command. After that maybe SIT and STAY. I plan on getting him into a puppy training class is a few weeks when I get back in town but in the mean time should I simply continue trying to teach him the KENNEL command?
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Well if you want to teach your puppy to do something on a command. first thing to do is put a leash and collar on him.
and say "kennel" and of course he has no idea what your asking so what you want to do is lead him into his kennel and once he is in there say "kennel" again. Then wait about 30 seconds then praise him.
Then just do that over and over again till he gets it. And if he just wants to play and not pay attention snap your fingers together or clap loudly to get his attention. That should work.
With my puppy I just snap my fingers to make her snap out of what ever shes doing.
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