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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Question Puppy Training in Wyoming

I am anxiouly awaiting the ariveal of my new GSD, she will be 6-weeks when I get her, is that too early to start training her. Mykeya will be my only dog, however; I curenntly live at my mother's house and she has two other dogs. Where do I start when I start to train her? I need her to be obediant, not vocal, loyal, and most of all listen to me. Soon I will be living in Laramie, WY does anyone know of a trainer that specializes in owners that are in a wheelchair??
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 03:09 PM
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That is too early to be away from her littermates, period. You shouldn't be getting a puppy until they are 8 weeks, not 6 weeks.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2011, 09:22 PM
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We got ours at 12 weeks which some people might think is too long for training reasons. Aside from nutritional reasons, our dog trainer explained it to us this way: children need parents to teach them manners or right and wrong, puppies are similar. A mother will start teaching them manners and that they aren't the boss. A puppy raised by her mother will be more likely to listen to owners and less likely to be aggressive towards other dogs. Personally, I was really excited for our pups, and by chance the litter we found was already old enough to go home with us. I'm glad it wasn't any earlier. They were running outside with their mom and anytime one of them tried to over take her or were too aggressive, she firmly pinned them and would keep playing.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-30-2011, 07:55 AM
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I have gotten a couple puppies when they were 12 weeks and it was perfect, just those extra 4 weeks away , gave me less time housebreaking, no 2 am potty breaks , it was pretty beneficial.

I know this original thread is a few days old, but I would also adhere to the waiting until atleast 8 weeks..I'm not thrilled with breeders who release puppies at 6 weeks.

Even at 8 weeks, a puppy has the attention span of a gnat,,I usually let them just be puppies at that age, work on 'come', and really basic stuff like sit maybe down..

You can't expect perfection out of young puppies..And at 6 weeks, you are going to be doing ALOT of outside potty breaks 24/7...It just isn't good for puppies to be out on their own that young in my opinion..

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