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training tips

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Thunder

the loveable- brat
 
 
Barked: Mon May 4, '09 9:13pm PST 
Ok we just ogt our boxer a few days ago. He is 6 weeks. When is a good time to start to train him the basic stuff like sit, stay, come here? Is it ok to start now or wait till he is a little older? What are some tips on training him? I would like him to learn the basics for sure.
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Max

Somewhere there- is something I- can eat..
 
 
Barked: Tue May 5, '09 12:24am PST 
six weeks is young.. I'd focus on the obvious which (for me, at least) is potty training. I believe it's never too young to start training, but remember to keep the sessions very short (no more than 3-5 minutes) and very positive as you slowly introduce Sit, down, leave it (off), and stay. At 16 weeks (when you're done with vaccinations) you can attend a puppy obedience class, which is very important, not just for the obedience, but for the social skills.

We also crate our dogs, which will save you a lot of hassle when you leave your pup unattended. Introduce the crate now, so that way it will be easier, even if you don't intend to use it on a daily basis. But this way it won't be so stressful traveling or at the vet.
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Thunder

the loveable- brat
 
 
Barked: Tue May 5, '09 5:10am PST 
Thanks for the tips!
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Ghost

The King
 
 
Barked: Sun May 10, '09 6:34pm PST 
Hello, we took Ghost to training classes, and they say to start between 4 and 6 months. Its easier becasue they are still learning and not set in there ways yet. Once they get older they get more stronger and its easier when there smaller.

snoopy
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