Did you know that the most important time to train your puppy is between its 3rd and 16th week? Whatever they experience and learn in that time frame will stick with them for life.
That’s why it is vital that we make sure that our puppy is discovering the world in a pawsitive and fun way during these weeks.
Socialization is essential in this critical time frame, including exposure to the environment and the outside world. If it does not occur, the instinctive fear a dog has of people, other animals and many other things found in our modern world will remain with the dog for life! Of course, care should be taken, before the puppy is fully immunized.
If you are willing to spend a lot of time to play, train, condition and socialise your puppy in that sensitive phase and it is done correctly, your puppy will grow up to be a happy and confident dog. Bare in mind that training and socialisation for your dog is an ongoing process through all her/his life!
Dog training contains skills that anyone can learn as long as you are willing to invest some time and energy. Keep your training sessions short and fun for you and your dog and you will create a bond with your dog which consist of trust, joy and happiness!
Set you and your puppy up to succeed and book yourself into a reputable puppy class where you can learn about dog body language, socialization, obedience training, environmental enrichment and the correct method of conditioning your puppy to different surfaces, objects, people, dogs, other pets, noises etc. Make sure that you choose a formally trained and certified dog instructor to receive vital and science based knowledge and training methods.
Enjoy your puppy and have lots of fun with training!