Hey everyone, I'm curious to know what age is best to put your dog through obedience training? Is there a such thing as too early or too late?
All training is done by myself. I personally would not send any dog of mine to a board and train.thank you for all the feedback! Now another question would be, would you board the dog for obedience training in the early months or go to a school where you can take them there and back - this way you can spend more time with the puppy at this young age?
So true. By the time mine were in class they were like 10 steps ahead of all the others. They were like honor student pups...lolAge to start training? As soon as they are off mom. So about 4 weeks old. Puppies are like sponges and soak things up.
My own preference would be to hire a trainer to work with you and the puppy. If you're training a puppy and running into problems, 99.9% of the time it's not the puppy it's the owner/trainer. So sending your puppy off to even a two week board and train fails to effectively train the weak link - you. Not trying to be offensive, or pick on you in any way, it's just a fact. Lots of people with puppies end up having issues they don't know how to deal with. Nothing to be ashamed of, it happens all the time. But working with a trainer early on can help you view training a new way, and help you to hone your training skills so that next time something comes up you'll be able to deal with it on your own effectively. For serious problem behaviors later on, depending on your knowledge level, experience, or personal situation, a board and train might be a good option. But when your puppy is under 4 or 5 months, you will be better served working with a trainer personally. I hope this helps, and congrats on the new pup!Now what if training becomes difficult for the owner and you need assistance, should I still not rely on boarding even if it's only for 2 weeks?