A puppy can begin training as early as eight weeks. This training is designed for proper socialization, potty training, learning to walking on leash, acclimating to kennel, establishing boundaries, introduction to the five basic functioning commands and, laying the foundation for social etiquette.
The development stage between the ages of eight weeks to six months is crucial when deciding how we want to handle our pups. Deciding your ultimate goal for your dog, will determine the handling approach which varies by breed, temperament and environment. It’s important to consider whether your pup is going to working dog, a service dog, utilized for companionship service, or simply be a well behaved pet. Whatever the job may be, this is the best time to lay the foundation and set your puppy up for success!
Training your puppy is an on-going process. However, it does not take weeks and months to teach your dog how to conduct themselves appropriately in our human pack. We will lay the foundation for a well-balanced, properly socialized dog. It is important to maintain consistent handling techniques throughout your puppy’s development stage. We are not programming computers or training robots. Our dogs are living, breathing, thinking creatures. We must allow them room to make mistakes, learn and grow.