By Karen A. Soukiasian
All to often, people think they must wait until their puppy is at least six months old before starting formal puppy training. Wrong! Your puppy is quite capable of learning the fundamentals of obedience training, starting from the day you bring them home.
Most responsible breeders begin to incorporate simple commands while the pups are still with them. They also follow a routine inoculation schedule based on age.
You will find, most dog trainers will ask you to wait until your puppy receives at least their second set of inoculations before being exposed to other puppies and dogs. That is usually completed by the time a pup is 10-12 weeks old.
While you are waiting, the most important thing you must recognize is how imperative it is to socialize your puppy during their first 20 weeks on the planet. For a puppy to become a well-adjusted, self-confident dog, they must have coping skills. The best way to achieve that is to expose them in positive ways to new people, new places, other animals that have been immunized, strange sounds and scents. Continue reading “Start puppy training immediately”