Struggling with Training Your Puppy ? Maybe You Skipped Step One Oh sure, they talk to you about biting and nipping. They might talk to you about crate training. For sure, they don’t tell you the really critical things you need to give your puppy to help him to become a happy, obedient dog. And I’m not talking about food, water and a bed to sleep on. I’m talking core things your puppy must receive from you so he can live in your human world.