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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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Training help!!

So I'm bringing home the pup tonight and just have a few questions if anyone can help. So I have been told to keep them apart mostly unless supervised for short amounts of time due to wanting to do the schutzhund training. I am planning on crating the pup while I'm at work, does that mean that I should not have the older dog in the same room as the pups crate while I'm at work? How soon until starting to train a few necessary things like sit stay etc? How soon until I can start taking him to a schutzhund club for training?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 10:41 AM
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I'm not sure about any of the other stuff but it's pretty much never too early to start working on the basic commands. Basically once his anxiety has gone down (prolly a couple days) it should be fine to start working on his name, sit, down etc.
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get through his shots before you take him to the Sch club. I had my older dog in the room free while my pup was in the crate, but you really need to watch how your dogs behave together before you decide how best to set it up
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I start taking my dogs to IPO right away. I don't allow much meet and greet with the other dogs, but most clubs are filled with responsible owners who vaccinate and don't pose a huge immediate risk to my puppies immunity, IME. Providing that this is an experienced club with good mentors, I would suggest that you get involved with the club right away and use their training style and advice to help imprint the puppy, rather than begin imprinting behaviors that may or may not be helpful to IPO training in the long run.

I also suggest crating them in separate areas while unattended, just to encourage the puppy to settle in the crate vs seek engagement from the other dog. I don't think they need to be kept exclusively separated otherwise, so long as the puppy is getting individual time dedicated to training and building the relationship with you.
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Go to and read/watch free info on introducing puppies/dogs, and raising a working puppy. If you can, buy the Micheal Ellis dvds. I am on my 7th working puppy, and still go there to learn.

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