When is the best time to start training your puppy? Dog experts and trainers all agree that puppy training and socialization should start as early as possible. If you or any new puppy owner is under the notion that training should not begin until the dog is about five to six months old, you should discard that theory.
Through decades of research it has been concluded that training should begin the moment your dog steps foot in the house. Most puppies are purchased or adopted when they are six to seven weeks old, however, they can start early training and become socialized as young as two to three weeks. Their minds are like sponges, just waiting to absorb stimuli and information.
Especially For Big Dogs…
Early training should be initiated for a variety of reasons, but most importantly, puppies that will grow into bigger sized dogs need this early training to prevent them from becoming a burden to the family through bad behavior.
There is nothing worse than having an untrained 75 pound dog jumping up on you and other people, without the ability to stop.
By the time these dogs are seven to nine months of age, they will be too strong for most family members to handle.
Learning Is Effortless At Such An Early Age
Puppies who experience training at a very early age can learn with very little effort. Any dog that was initiated early with behavior and socialization skills, rarely grows up to have biting problems, or other issues that need major correction.
Dogs given training demonstrated absolutely no behavior problems while growing up. However, dogs adopted at approximately 7 months old, that had little or no training, took a lot of effort , skill and patience to teach discipline.
All dogs can be trained, no matter the age, but it is so much easier on the large dog, when training starts early.
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