When it's better to train your dog ?? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Hachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Knoxville,TN
Posts: 31
When it's better to train your dog ??

well the question is ... is it easier to train your dog when he/she is adult or puppy
Hachi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 03:43 PM
Master Member
 
mssandslinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: arizona/ where we only have one season
Posts: 973
puppy for sure, their brains are sponges for everything

"And they call it...puppy looooovvveeee"
mssandslinger is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 03:47 PM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,427
I go to puppy kindergarten and obedience 1 when they are puppies, then they don't get any training until they are one year old. Boaz is 14 months old and he really is a sponge. It's nice that he's older because he was such a restless puppy.
BlackPuppy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 03:48 PM
Knighted Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,226
I think it depends what you're training. Jax seems to have a much better attention span now that when he was a puppy but picked up small tasks easier as a puppy.
Jax's Mom is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 04:34 PM
Crowned Member
 
Good_Karma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Upstate, NY
Posts: 4,745
If I had a choice to train earlier in the dog's life or later, I would always choose earlier, at least for the basics. As Jax's Mom said, possibly there are some tasks that must wait until the dog is less of a puppy and more of an adult, but I can't see any reason to wait to train a dog. I would not want to live with an untrained dog if I didn't have to.

Leah
Niko: American Showline GSD 5 years old
Rosa: American Muppet Dog (GSD/Border Collie mix) 5 years old
Good_Karma is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 06:15 PM
Crowned Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 4,832
The earlier the better. I start at 8 weeks and never stop training.

Elaine and the herd
Elaine is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 06:32 PM
Crowned Member
 
KZoppa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 19,159
training starts as early as possible. i cant happily live with or really be around untrained ill mannered dogs.

Shasta GSD 5/5/10 CGC, ITD, TC
"Dax" Thor z vom Weberhaus BCAT CAX2 CGCA ETD HCT NCO-1 PKD-T RATI RATN RA TC TKA 3/18/2013
"Hades" Guilty vom Blutfeuer 10/26/2018
Zena GSD 6/1/03-2/16/2016
Riley GSD/BC 1/10/05-2/1/2013
KZoppa is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 08:19 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canton,ohio
Posts: 329
if its supposed to be a sponge then there is something seriously wrong my pup he is 4 months i been training him since i got him at 5 weeks he learned to sit real quick i tried to teach him to lay down but he wont do it unless i have a treat in my hand on the floor. he still wont stay i tried many times to teach him to stay and he wont do it i been taking him to puppy preschool.
TriadGSD is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Crowned Member
 
selzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Posts: 31,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hachi View Post
well the question is ... is it easier to train your dog when he/she is adult or puppy
Question: When is it better to train your dog?

Answer: Before there are problems.

When is it more FUN to train your dog? That should be the question. If you make it FUN for you and for the dog, whether he is a pup or he is an adult, it should be relatively easy.

Heidi Ho, Odie
Joy-Joy, Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.
selzer is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 08:32 PM
Master Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gettysburg,PA
Posts: 885
A puppy can not be "trained". You can teach a puppy, you can begin to mold or shape or develop desirable behaviors, but a puppy can not be "trained".


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Art

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Zahnburg is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome