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pwoodward54 04-29-2014 07:35 PM

WHEN to train?
 
My puppy is 8 weeks old today. He knows sit so far, but really has no interest in training sessions. He's either way too hyper to concentrate or exhausted and wandering off to sleep. I'm assuming this is how most puppies are, so I'm wondering when people find an ideal time for training is? I really would like to teach him more.

JakodaCD OA 04-29-2014 07:38 PM

I do fun training as soon as they walk thru the door, sit , as you've done,,and at this age COME being the most important,,work on focus, and have fun:)

onyx'girl 04-29-2014 08:47 PM

Use mealtime for training....focus mostly/get out your clicker!

GSDkid 04-30-2014 12:33 AM

Make training fun and positive so they'll always look forward to more sessions. I started training my pups as soon as I could. Just 10 to 15 minutes a day at minimum.

Ellimaybel 04-30-2014 12:40 AM

At that young age fun is a key word. I just kept being consistent and persistent while rewarding and playing. The three basic commands he had within a week probably because of how much fun it was to do what I asked. Now at almost 10 months he tries to shake every time I put him in a sit, unless he knows there's going to be a stay following.

MustLoveGSDs 04-30-2014 01:26 AM

You can start doing foundation work as soon as possible!


here's a video of a young pup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUa1TEvQ0SY


I start them early. Short, fun, engaging sessions.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...81444906_n.jpg

pwoodward54 04-30-2014 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ellimaybel (Post 5451042)
At that young age fun is a key word. I just kept being consistent and persistent while rewarding and playing. The three basic commands he had within a week probably because of how much fun it was to do what I asked. Now at almost 10 months he tries to shake every time I put him in a sit, unless he knows there's going to be a stay following.

Can you tell me how you make it more fun for them? :)

FuzzButtMum 05-02-2014 03:57 PM

I started Finnicks training the day he came home (start as you mean to go on). I'd recommend using a clicker and treats. Finnick has a very short attention span...as do most puppies but he LOVES training because it = yummy treats! Since he's been with us he's learnt...Sit, Stay, Down, Out, Leave it, Come and Speak. It's great mental stimulation for them. If your pup isn't food driven then try rewarding him with toys.

Good luck and HAVE FUN!

SuperG 05-02-2014 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MustLoveGSDs (Post 5451170)
You can start doing foundation work as soon as possible!


here's a video of a young pup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUa1TEvQ0SY


I start them early. Short, fun, engaging sessions.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...81444906_n.jpg

The "pup" in the Leerburg video is a stunt dog....probably 10 years old and a triple Ninja rated Schutzhund dog....and at least 30 movies under her belt.

SuperG


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