Starting Training

Training starts the minute you bring your puppy home. Communication begins immediately, whether it is part of a carefully planned training program or not. Your puppy is learning from all his interactions with you, and by planning your training from the start, you can make sure you and your puppy develop the relationship you want to have. Between the ages of 7 and 12 weeks you have a great opportunity to get your training off to a good start. This training will revolve around housebreaking (covered in the previous chapter), teaching commands, dealing with annoying puppy behaviors (like mouthing your hands and grabbing everything not nailed down to the floor), starting off-leash training, building your dog's confidence, and initiating street training.

How To Housetrain Any Dog

How To Housetrain Any Dog

Fundamentals of Dog and Puppy Training. Although dogs shouldn't be attributed with having human characteristics, they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them - if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.

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