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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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When to start puppy training

hey there i have a 5 week old gs pup, i try to teach her a few things, she seems to have potty training down for the most part but she does have small accidents here and there. i try to teach her the sit and come command but it seems like she is always focused on playing. im wondering is it because shes a lil pup or not, i always thought the earlier the better. so when is a good time to start training or maybe i am doing something wrong?
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ask around your neighbors and coworkers for training facility recommendations. Venus and Otto were both at or under 10 weeks when they started. Being a german shepherd, she'll probably get a pass for being more mature at 10 weeks than other breeds at 3 months.

For now, don't worry about training. Worry about potty and teaching her bite inhibition - they learn a lot about social hierarchy and test their limits at the age she's at now. Usually they're still with their litter learning this stuff.

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At 5 weeks old, the pup should still be with mom and litter mates. I wouldn't stress any type of training at this point. It doesn't really have the ability to hold it's bladder and it has the attention span of a cracked out knat.

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At 5 weeks old, the pup should still be with mom and litter mates.
.....for 4 more weeks at least. No responsible breeder would let their puppies go that early.
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At 5 weeks old, the pup should still be with mom and litter mates. I wouldn't stress any type of training at this point. It doesn't really have the ability to hold it's bladder and it has the attention span of a cracked out knat.
I totally agree. Oh my goodness, only 5 weeks old. Where's mama and the littermates???

I would wait until 10-11 weeks for puppy class.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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i see, i think she is doing ok with the biting, her bite is less hard than when i first got her, everytime i think she bites too hard i shout ouch and she backs off, i think my gf dog milo helps to because he backs off when it sounds like they getting too rough.
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