Getting a new puppy is an exciting time, but it also comes with the challenge of finding time to train your puppy in your already-busy life.
Over the 50 Years’ we have been training dogs we regularly hear these two comments – “I don’t have time to take a puppy class,” and “I’ll start training my puppy when it’s six months (or worse yet, a year) old.”
These comments make us cringe because we know how precious these early weeks and months in your puppy’s life are. Believe us when we say we know how busy life can be but what we also know is that a puppy’s developmental clock starts ticking at 3 weeks of age and stops within its first year of life. There is no going back. There is no recovering those lost months. You might be able to patch things up but you don’t get a “do over” with puppies.
What your puppy learns first is what it will learn best! It is important to teach your puppy the skills it needs to be a healthy, stable family dog, while also creating communication with, respect for and trust in you. That training starts the day you bring your puppy home, whether you realize it or not. That’s why we designed Avidog’s online puppy courses so you can get started right away!