Dogs are wonderful pets and many new dog owners seek help in the form of obedience training. A dog training program is a great way to introduce your dog to typical actions and to the expected behavior that many dog owners want from their pet. So when is the best time to enroll your dog in obedience training? This question has more than one factor to consider and should not be taken lightly.
For the most part, entering your pet in obedience training anywhere from one to six months is ideal. This is the formative time in the life of the dog where they start to develop personality, ingrained behaviors, and when they start to learn just what it is that you expect from them. Younger dogs have a better chance of learning directions quickly and of taking in what is being taught.
Age is not the only factor however as many breeds have their own specific characteristics that make them susceptible to training. In hard headed and stubborn breeds like bulldogs and terriers, it is best to get them in training early, in the one to six month range, before they get set in their ways. In people pleasing breeds like Labradors however you can typically enter them in training up to two or three years as they will be eager to please their owner.
Smaller breeds are typically going to need early training while larger breeds tend to be focused on pleasing their humans and can be entered later in life. Though it is always ideal to get training out of the way early, you can enter your furry friend in training at any age and depending on the dog and the trainer, even an old dog can learn new tricks.
If you are looking to enroll your dog in the best dog training classes, contact Auburn Leach k9 Solutions today. We have a staff full of knowledgeable and experienced with all dog breed varieties and come highly recommended by veterinarians and other pet professionals. We will love and care for your dog as one of our own!