Question about training my puppy to do commands!!???

I just started training my two 11 week old puppies(boxer&pitbull) a few days ago, they're already doing really good with the word sit. But my question when im training should I be working on one command at a time or all at the same time?

Asked by Cassius on Apr 27th 2012 Tagged puppies, training, commands in Commands
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Work on one command at a time until they seem to have a solid understanding of what you want before switching to something new. Puppies have a short attention span though, so don't keep drilling after they become distracted- that will create a dog who doesn't like training. Keep training sessions short and fun at this age, use treats and toys to get the behaviors you want. Stop BEFORE they get bored or frustrated, leave them wanting more of your attention.

I would also try to work with each pup separately, so they learn to focus on you without the distraction of their playmate.

Maggie answered on 4/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Completely agree with Maggie. Adding onto though... do work with each puppy separately; however, once they have down sit/stay very solid, try having a family member bring the other pup in to be a 'distraction', this will help you teach/reinforce his focus on you. (I wouldn't do the 'distractioning' for quite a while, not until your pups are able to have a bit longer of an attention-span and know their commands very very very solidly)

Best Regards! =D

Shasta answered on 4/27/12. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer