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My puppy is now 4 months old. She will listen to us and then not listen to us, as if she is ignoring us or do want to listen. My sister said to take her to obedience classes so she knows how to listen and learn better.

Is it a good idea to take her to classes this young? Or should I wait awhile.
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Training the foundations early and with a professional help is a very good idea.

It's up to you whether you decide on group classes or private lessons. If she hasn't had all her shots, keep her out of the group and invest in a few one-on-one classes.

Do remember that it's a puppy. At 4 months old, she has the attention span of a toddler on a sugar high. Though we all hope for consistency, it isn't always easy.


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I would go to class as soon as you can. Puppies are sponges at this age, even if we think they aren't paying attention.

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My puppy is now 4 months old. She will listen to us and then not listen to us, as if she is ignoring us or do want to listen.
Or, because she doesn't yet understand what you expect of her. If someone spoke to you in Russian you would probably ignore them too, or at least not do what they told you to do!

It takes time and training for dogs to understand human commands. I would definitely look for a training class sooner rather than later.

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my dog was in a puppy class at 10 weeks old. OB
classes started at 4 months old.
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Think I wouldn't start 'formal' obedience, but there are many 'puppy' classes that are a huge help and great foundation for continuing with classes as the months go on.




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