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Old 08-18-2013, 09:04 AM
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Just a quick question: Wondering from what age can you start to train a dog to do sit, high 5 etc?
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As soon as you have the puppy.
I started with mine the second day they got home.
One thing to remember is that puppies have shorter attention spans so keep the sessions really short and fun.
So to make an example, Laska learnt sit that very first training day. Some puppies learn really really fast others take a little more time.
Just have patience and be fun!


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Everything you do from the minute you get them counts as training: you don't necessarily have to put aside special sessions. I taught Frodo 'come', 'wait' and 'drop' just in the course of playing with him, and worked on the 'sit' command at mealtimes (he has to sit before the bowl goes down). Once he'd got that, teaching tricks like shaking paws and high fives was quite easy. But they are all different - I'm still working on getting Florrie to come to me, as she thinks it's hilarious to run off in the opposite direction! Like kids, puppies are learning all the time.
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Yes, immediately! Every moment is a training moment! Angel picked up some things real quick! But I found him much more responsive and eager to please at about 15 months old. I never stopped training up to that point,it just seemed to "click" more!
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I got George when he was 2 weeks old. I started training him as soon as he could walk and was on some solids, and potty training as soon as he started stopping to stoop to pee.
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As soon as you get the puppy. As Angel1210 said, every moment is a training moment. I've included training in pretty much everything I do with mine from the day they came home.
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Oh wow, I had no idea you could train them this early! For some reason I thought she would be way too young!
Can you guys recommend good treats to use when training pups?
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Can you guys recommend good treats to use when training pups?
I don't really buy treats so I can't recommend good pre made ones, but in my experience home made treats like tiny pieces of boiled meat work wonders! But I guess it depends on the dog and what foods they like.
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